Croup is notorious for coming on suddenly, without warning, often in the middle of the night, or in the early morning hours. Although croup can occur at any age, young children usually under the age of 3 years are the most likely to be affected, since their airways are small to begin with, and so a little inflammation, swelling, and narrowing of the airway can cause a lot of problems. When your child has croup, in addition to the normal symptoms of the common cold fever, runny nose , he will also start to show — often very suddenly, and at night — signs of irritation and swelling of the vocal cord area. The typical sounds of croup can be heard by clicking on the audio file above this paragraph.
Croup in Adults: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & Prevention
Croup is an inflammation of the vocal cords larynx and windpipe trachea. It causes difficulty breathing, a barking cough, and a hoarse voice. The cause is usually a virus, often parainfluenza virus. Other causes include allergies and reflux.
Croup , also known as laryngotracheobronchitis , is a type of respiratory infection that is usually caused by a virus. Croup can be caused by a number of viruses including parainfluenza and influenza virus. Many cases of croup are preventable by immunization for influenza and diphtheria.
Measles causes a red, blotchy rash that usually appears first on the face and behind the ears, then spreads downward to the chest and back and finally to the feet. Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine. Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children.