First Aid - Croup with Stridor
For stridor (harsh sound with breathing in) or constant coughing:
- Breathe warm mist in a foggy bathroom with the hot shower running for 20 minutes.
- Other options: A wet washcloth held near the face or a humidifier containing warm water.
- Caution: Avoid very hot water or steam which could cause burns or high body temperatures.
- If warm mist fails, breathe cool air by standing near an open refrigerator or taking outside for a few minutes if the weather is cold.
Source: LMS Inc.
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Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D. Clinical content review provided by Senior Reviewer and Healthpoint Medical Network.
Last Review Date: 6/1/2011
Last Revised: 8/1/2011 2:55:23 PM
Content Set: Pediatric HouseCalls Symptom Checker
Version Year: 2012
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