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How to prevent croup?

Frequent hand washing and avoiding contact with others with respiratory infections are good ways to prevent colds and croup. mmediate attention to a noisy cough may be the best prevention for croup. Give your child extra fluids and expose him or her to warm, moist air to help soothe a noisy cough. reast-feeding provides some protection to infants against these common infections. This is probably through the transmission of maternal antibodies in the breast milk. Also, avoiding tobacco smoke may lessen the risk of infants and young children getting respiratory infections. hildren in day care or preschool have greater exposure to these viruses. There is no solid evidence that multiple or large doses of vitamins prevent respiratory virus infections.

More information on croup

What is croup? - Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a barking cough. Croup is usually caused by the parainfluenza virus.
What causes croup? - Viral croup is the most common. Other possible causes include bacteria, allergies, and inhaled irritants.
What're the symptoms of croup? - Croup features a cough that sounds like a seal barking. Croup has a characteristic cough that sounds like a barking seal.
What're the complications of croup? - Extremely severe croup can result in life-threatening swelling of the airway. Respiratory failure may happen on child.
How is croup diagnosed? - Children with croup are usually diagnosed based on the parent's description of the symptoms and a physical exam.
What's the treatment for croup? - Most cases of croup can be safely managed at home. Steroid medicines are effective at promptly relieving the symptoms of croup.
How to prevent croup? - Frequent hand washing and avoiding contact with others with respiratory infections are good ways to prevent colds and croup.
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