My 8 month old woke up last night struggling to breath with barking like cough. First time this has happened so I called out a doctor thinking it could be a chest infection. Kept him upright to help with the breathing, turned on vapouriser, and gave Panadol to help settle him. It was quite scary as he seemed to be gasping for breath. 3 hours later the doctor turned up just after I got him to sleep. He told me not to wake him and listened to his chest which was clear. I tried to explain his symptoms but all the doctor could see was a peaceful sleeping baby. So frustrating! He said to record it next time... Yeh sure... Said could be flem in throat, asthma( father has it) or croup but didn't seem worried at all. I asked if he would come back tomorrow night if it happened again and he said not necessary he will get better on his own. I googled his symptoms and pretty sure it's croup.
He seems fine now other than noisy breathing and raspy throat. If it is croup will it get worse again tonight? Any suggestions? Thanx