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Croup: Managing a Croup Attack

Using techniques to help your child control symptoms of croup can help prevent the need to see a doctor at a clinic or emergency room. These techniques focus on keeping your child's airway open to make breathing easier.

  • Keep calm and soothe your child. Anxiety and panic can make symptoms worse.
  • Recognize that symptoms often sound and appear worse than they really are.
  • Use moisture.

what.gif What is an episode of croup?
why.gif Why should you manage your child's attacks of croup?
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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Last RevisedMay 29, 2012

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Last Updated: May 29, 2012
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