Have you ever heard of croup? It’s a horrible little sickness that’s, apparently, pretty damn common in kids 1-5 years old. And it’s horrible.
In the video below I tell you a little about our experience with croup (which is horrible), symptoms, what the doctor said, and some treatment ideas including the story of my son humping… everything… humping everything (one of the common treatments of croup is a steroid that makes kids hump… everything).
Here’s some more info on croup:
“Dude, like, the Vicks humidifier is, like, f’kn awesome! Saved our life! Be, like, ‘on point’ as a dad and have one of these things in your house… also, it’s loud so baby can’t hear mommy and daddy ‘working’.” — Croup Survivor
“Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a “barking” cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes.” — Google Health
“Croup is usually (75 percent of the time) caused by parainfluenza viruses, but RSV, measles, adenovirus, and influenza can all cause croup.” — Google Health
“Croup usually can be managed with cool mist or steam therapy, which dissolves sticky or dried mucus in the child’s breathing passages and lubricates the throat and windpipe. Because the condition commonly worsens at night, many doctors recommend that you sleep in the same room with your child or use a baby-monitoring device to listen for any change in the child’s condition. Be ready to get medical help if your child doesn’t improve.” — WebMD