The doctor may give your child epinephrine medicine to help open swollen breathing tubes 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.
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September 09, 2014
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