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Croup

(4 Posts)
Longfufu Tue 18-Jun-13 07:51:51

My 2yo DS was diagnosed with croup on Thursday night after a dash to A&E. He was given 2 doses of steroids. The doctor said he will be fine after 48 hours.

DS goes to Pre school two afternoons a weeks, and is due to go this afternoon. The doctor said thursday that he would be fine for today's session. Although he is fine in himself, no temp, no rasping and has been running around he still coughs occasionally (mainly at night time). I'm not sure if I should send him or not, another mum who saw him yesterday said he's fine, send him....thoughts?

I'm going to call the Pre school when it opens, just wanted more opinions. Thanks.

monikar Tue 18-Jun-13 11:54:56

My DD has had croup and it's very frightening. I would say if he had the first attack on Thursday then the worst of it will be over by now. I believe that croup is usually caused by a virus and so if DS has no temperature and is eating and drinking fine then he is probably well on the mend. The cough at night does tend to linger though, I found.

If he is running around he might benefit from Pre-school to burn up some of his energy, and is likely to be fine.

If it were me, I would probably send him, but as you say, it might be wise to have a word with them just so they can keep an eye on him for your own peace of mind.

HTH.

Sirzy Tue 18-Jun-13 12:35:34

As long as he is happy and fairly well send him in.

I tend to keep DS off until steroids are out of his system and then send him in unless he is very tired or it triggers his asthma too much

Longfufu Tue 18-Jun-13 19:03:53

Thanks, I sent him and they said he was fine. So glad he's better.

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