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    Epinephrine for Croup - Topic Overview

    The doctor may give your child epinephrine medicine to help open swollen breathing tubes camera.gif if your child has moderate to severe croup. Epinephrine is given through a nebulizer. This process is called a breathing treatment.

    One breathing treatment with epinephrine may be enough. But sometimes children with croup symptoms need a second treatment. Or they may need a different medicine to take later at home. Children will be watched in the doctor's office or emergency department for several hours after a breathing treatment with epinephrine. This is to make sure another treatment is not needed.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    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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