Re: Adult form of CROUP ?!
My son is 11 yrs old and has ALWAYS been a cougher, but he didn't have his first bout of croup until 7 yrs old. We had to call 911 and he was transported and given steroid. We have since battled croup several times a year EVERY YEAR and he is now 11 and the doctor says it is so strange. He takes about 3-5 days worth of prednisone once or twice a year for the real bad ones and then we just try to get through the others the best we can (antihistamine, steam inhalations). Now the doctor wants to try some inhaled steroids for a few months to try to prevent the attacks. I really do hate the meds. He never gets the attacks in the summer. About October through March. Can any older children or adults relate to this? What tests are there? What can be done? Thank you [ removed ]
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