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    My dr just told me I have croup. Is it actually possible for an adult to get croup? How do I get rid of it?
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    Yes definitely - I know many adults that have had it (my stepmom currently does and has antibiotics for it).

    Stay away from young bubbas for now if you can!

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    I thought it was viral, and not actually infectious? So you can pass on the virus that caused your croup, but not actually croup as that develops in the individual. PP are you sure your stepmum isn't taking steroids for it because ABs won't do anything.

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    Croup cough is a seal bark cough that is either caused by a virus or environmental

    The cough itself is not contagious and antibiotics will not help it but steroids will,

    Its really unusual for an adult to get croup


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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I thought it was viral, and not actually infectious? So you can pass on the virus that caused your croup, but not actually croup as that develops in the individual. PP are you sure your stepmum isn't taking steroids for it because ABs won't do anything.

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    No idea TBH! She said antibiotics, but may have just been generalising for medication perhaps??

    So it's not contagious? Her GP told her to stay away from my 9mth DS. Maybe just a precaution...

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    It would be unusual!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post

    So it's not contagious? Her GP told her to stay away from my 9mth DS. Maybe just a precaution...
    She could certainly give him a nasty cold or the flu, just not croup. Best to stay clear I'd say.

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    Thanks - she's the 4th adult I know to get it this year!

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    He gave me an injection of prednisone... Doesn't seem to have done anything lol

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    My son suffers from Croup and I can tell you antibiotics won't work as it is Viral. My son has steriods to help with his breathing if it is really bad. I thought the adult version of Croup is Laryngitis??? Could be wrong.


 

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