Croup Topic Guide
Croup: Croup is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that typically affects children under 3 years of age. Symptoms include a barking cough, cold, and low-grade fever. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be given to treat a fever or sore throat, and mist, humidified air, and exposure to cold air are routinely recommended by physicians. Severe croup may require hospitalization.
Sore Throat Sore throats are generally named for the anatomical site affected. The pharynx, tonsils, adenoids, larynx, and epiglottis. Sore throat treatment depends on the cause, infection, viral, or fungal.