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What are the symptoms of croup?

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It usually starts as a cold. These symptoms may mean it has turned into croup:

Call your doctor if symptoms don’t improve after 3-5 days or they get worse.

  • A cough that sounds like a bark (may be worse at night)
  • Hoarse or raspy voice
  • Noisy, labored breathing
  • Fever (in some cases)
  • Rash
  • Eye redness
  • Swollen lymph nodes

From: What Are the Symptoms of Croup? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Croup Symptoms and Causes.”

KidsHealth: “Croup.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Croup in Infants and Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Croup Symptoms and Causes.”

KidsHealth: “Croup.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Croup in Infants and Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 17, 2019

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