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Post by D on Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 11:06

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I just wanted to find out if there are any mommies with kids who suffer from croup. Apparently a baby is born with either having the potential to have it or not. My daughter has it again - Second time this winter. How do you guys handle it??

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Post by Nix1407 on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 11:04

Jordan suffered from croup 3 to 4 times per year. Best tip I learned was keep your Betanoid or whichever steroid your doctor prescribes in the fridge and begin dosing them the minute you hear that croup sound enter their cough. Rub Puma Balm or Vicks on the side of the bath when you bath them so the steam can be inhaled, and keep her chest warm at all times.

The good news is that they do grow out of it eventually.

Good luck.

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Post by elleznom on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 11:28

With Marilé (Joshua never suffered from croup, so this is new to me) we start with Nebs ASAP and we also have adrenaline on hand at all times. She gets croup hectically.

DH almost died of croup at age 3, so I am scared shitless of it.

Vicks in the bath or shower, to steam up as Nix said, on the chest, under the feet, chest warm at all times and we use a steam vaporiser in her room at night.

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Post by elleznom on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 11:30

The most "amazing" thing for me about croup is that it strikes in an instant. M can go down for an afternoon nap, perfectly fine and when she wakes up she has full blown wheezing and barks like a dog...

I freak out when she struggles to breath. It's the most scary thing to see.

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Re: Croup Mommies

Post by D on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 13:19

big hug Thanx guys. Monz - I agree with the fact that it hits out of the blue. One minute she is fine, goes for a nap and all of a sudden coughs which sounds like a dogs bark.
I have the steroid stuff in the fridge - 50ml bottle and she uses about 2 ml once a day for 3 days - so it should last me a while. Doc did not perscribe anything for a neubaliser - but I do have a Vaporisor in her room at night. I like the idea of the vix - I never thought of that. Have been using nose drops too - every 8 hours. Shame man - I just wish i could tell her to blow her little nose - its bad when she wants to sleep and use her dummy but cant cos she cant breathe from her nose. Hate it when she is sick.

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