My son caught croup of someone and ended up in hospital, he was a very sick little boy and I never ever want to go through that again it was very scary and heartbreaking to see him so sick so I would definitely be keeping him home, you would hate to pass that on to another child.
My DD and DS will both come down with the same virus and DD will get croup because she has that susceptibility whilst DS will not (he will still be clearly unwell though.)
It annoys me when daycares say croup is not contagious because croup itself is not a virus, it's a condition triggered by a virus (often a parainfluenza) and the virus is very much contagious.
We see a paed for my daughter who specialises in allergies and respiratory problems and she regularly gets croup. It is generally contagious for 4 - 7 days.
And what Miss Muppet said
Last edited by Lincolns mummy; 30-07-2014 at 20:55.
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