Croup - Topic Overview
How is it treated? continued...
If your child's symptoms don't get better after 30
minutes, call your child's doctor. Because attacks often occur in the middle of the night
when your doctor is probably not available, you may have to go to the emergency
If your child has
severe difficulty breathing, call911or other emergency services immediately.
When home treatment isn't enough, medicines such as glucocorticoids or epinephrine may be used to decrease
airway swelling. These are usually given in a doctor's office or an emergency
room. In rare cases, your child may need to stay in the hospital to get extra oxygen or other treatment.