I suspect the diagnosis as they walk in the door. I can hear them across the ER. Sometimes it can be treated at home. Croup is caused by a viral infection of the voice box or larynx and the lungs. The medical name for croup is laryngotracheobronchiolitis, which means inflammation of the larynx voice box , trachea windpipe , and bronchioles airways of the lungs.
Croup in Adults
Croup in Adults: Symptoms, Treatment, Outlook, and More
Croup is an inflammation of the larynx and trachea, mostly seen in young children. A barking cough, varying degrees of airway obstruction, and hoarseness are the defining symptoms. A range of infectious conditions can lead to croup. It is also known as laryngotracheobronchitis.
Is Croup Contagious?
Croup can usually be diagnosed by a GP and treated at home. Commonly, croup is caused by a virus. Several viruses can cause croup but in most cases it is the parainfluenza virus. Read more about the causes of croup. Croup usually affects young children aged between six months and three years, with most cases occurring in one-year-olds.
Croup is an infection that affects the upper portion of the airway, including the larynx voice box and trachea windpipe. It tends to occur in the fall months. The symptoms of croup are often worse in the evening or when a child is anxious or crying. They usually last for three to five days, though a mild cough may linger for up to a week.