Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup08/12/13
(HealthDay News) -- Croup is a respiratory infection common in
young children, producing a bark-like cough.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these tips
for parents of a croupy child:
- Don't give cough medicine to a child under 4 years old. But you
can offer Tylenol to help ease pain. Never give a child
- Run a humidifier in your child's room.
- Place a warm, wet washcloth over your child's nose. Ask the
child to breathe through the cloth.
- Sit with your child for about 10 minutes inside a warm, steamy
bathroom outside the shower. The shower should be running hot.
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