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Can a 4 year old get croop?

(6 Posts)
fruitstick Thu 16-Dec-10 21:57:52

DS has had a cold and a bit of a cough for a while. Has also sounded a bit croaky for the last day.

He woke up crying this evening with a really barking cough. Also sounded like he was struggling to inhale.

I've calmed him down and he has gone back to sleep but he still sounds like a baby seal.

foxinsocks Thu 16-Dec-10 21:59:40

yes, mine got it up to age 8. Is a pita.

isore Thu 16-Dec-10 22:01:55

Yes, mine had it at 7. Put him in the bathroom with the shower on hot so it goes really steamy, will help clear his airways.

fruitstick Thu 16-Dec-10 22:07:42

Poor thing. Does Vicks work? Our shower doesn't really get hot enough!

MissAnthropy Thu 16-Dec-10 22:10:18

DD never responded to steam but if your shower's not hot a kettle in the room, towels on radiators, bowls of hot water etc. Trouble is with a 4yr old, they're mobile so hard to keep them out of the way of boiling water.

DD has just had croup out of nowhere. She's 3 and a half. Vicks and some cold night air (window open a crack while well wrapped up and allowed to inhale a bit) worked really well.

PixieOnaLeaf Thu 16-Dec-10 23:40:52

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