Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Croup!
avatar
Baby1at35 posted:
Well back from the pedi and Henry has croup. Uncommon in a 6 yr old but can still get it.
I was a bit scared last night when he woke me up. He was sort of gasping for air and "bark" coughing. I put him in the steamy shower which seemed to help.
We got some oral steroids and he should be better within 8 hrs.
So both boys antibotics, allergy meds......Yikes!
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
Reply
 
avatar
sarah0323 responded:
Hope they feel better soon.
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
 
avatar
MrsWhiteCastle responded:
I hope the meds kick in soon and you all get a good night's sleep tonight.
Emily (6) Elizabeth (4)
 
avatar
Iocasta responded:
Oh dear. Hopefully he will be feeling better soon.
 
avatar
cindy2456 responded:
My DS gets croup 2-3 times a year since he was 1yrs old. The first time it happened it scared me half to death. I am much calmer now when it happens. I do the shower thing and put him in the stroller and take him outside. I am hoping he wont have any episodes this year.

Hope your little guy feels better soon. The one thing about croup is that it does not last long.
 
avatar
cinder44 responded:
Oh no! I hope he's feeling better today.
Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
 
avatar
Baby1at35 replied to cinder44's response:
He is feeling much better today. The steroids really helped. He is a bit worn out but did go to school.
It was super scary. Sure hope I don't go through that again.
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
 
avatar
steckie98 replied to Baby1at35's response:
I really hate croup. DS gets it once a year at least too. It is so scary. Glad he is on the mend!
Carrie(33), DH (37), DS(4 on 6/13/11),EDD 9/20/11 Team Pink!


Spotlight: Member Stories

My name is Ashley. I am happily married, with 2 boys 4 years and 18 months. I am a stay at home mother, and love it! .

Helpful Tips

my son is soon to be 5 and me and my husband thinks he has undecended testicles.
when my son was about 1 our doctor thought my son had undescended testicles and sent us to a specialist. The specialist said he was find ... More
Was this Helpful?
12 of 24 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.