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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.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Current as of December 6, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 06, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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