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My 8 year old son has croup. Does he require medication to

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My 8 year old son has croup. Does he require medication to treat this or will general cough medication suffice. He is not very severe at present ,but has had it in the past
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 7 years ago.
At 8 he is unlikely to need a prescription and just regular cough medicine and a cool mist humidifier should be all he needs. The older kids get the larger the airway gets so the less likely croup is to cause significant airway obstruction.
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