CroupOverview

overview

Croup is a common childhood infection that causes a barking cough and a rasping sound when breathing. It usually gets better on its own.

symptoms

Symptoms of croup include a barking cough, a hoarse voice and breathing difficulties.

treatments_overview

Croup usually gets better on its own within 48 hours. To ease discomfort, keep your child upright and give them plenty of fluids.

Page last reviewed: 31/07/2017
Next review due: 31/07/2020