+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    3,874
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked
    1,018
    Reviews
    21
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Anyone with experience with croup that can help me?

    Hey everyone. 5 year old DD seemed like she was coming down with something yesterday, very warm and tired. Last night it got worse, she was coughing non stop all night. The cough sounded horrible, she was gasping for air before each cough and then it had a weird noise to it. I made a voice recording of it, is there anyone who has had a child with croup that wouldn't mind listening to it and telling me if it sounds the same? Normally I would just take her to the doctor right now but we have no car today and it's raining so will probably have to call the home doctor this afternoon (they don't start till 5pm), but I would like to have a rough idea.
    If you don't mind having a listen please let me know or PM me your email so I can send it! Or if there is anyway to upload it here let me know

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,911
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    698
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Ring the health line hun. When DD had croup I rang them and she asked me to put the phone upto DD to hear the sound she was making. The nurse immediately dispatched an ambulance as DD was in stridor and struggling for air. It sounds like a bark when they cough, its very recognisable. DD spent the night in hospital on steroids and was a new child by the next day. Croup is scary, don't delay if you suspect it. Call now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    17
    Reviews
    0
    My son has croup at the moment... It definitely sounds like a barking dog or as my 7yo said a walrus... and it's worse at night.

    If at all possible go to gp earlier than later as it was amazing the difference that the steroids made so quickly..,. But if not keep an eye on her temperature as well because that can spike as well

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    3,874
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked
    1,018
    Reviews
    21
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thanks ladies, with croup is it mainly at night? She is still constantly coughing but it's not the weird noise/gasping for breathe sort of cough.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,633
    Thanks
    1,322
    Thanked
    2,598
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My just turned 2 year old just had her 9th round of croup.
    It's definitely worse at night, just sounds like a bad cough during the day.
    Head to your gp for predmix.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,103
    Thanks
    205
    Thanked
    432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Croup sounds like a seal barking. My DS (who gets it all the time) doesnt gasp and it doesnt have a weird noise. It just sounds like barking.

    First thought when i described it was whooping cough. Gasping and a weird noise.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    168
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    I second ringing the health line - they can listen to her and advise you. Also, the ambos (and doctors ) have told me that if the child is having that gaspy croup noise when they aren't coughing (I.e. When just breathing) that you need emergency attention.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Wwyd....Croup
    By SpecialPatrolGroup in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 08:50
  2. Symptom of Croup??
    By Purple Poppy in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-10-2014, 21:55
  3. Croup? Advice please
    By Mmumm in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 28-08-2014, 07:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hills Swimming
Swim with your friends and you will all get a 33% discount!* We have programs to suit all ages and abilities, with small classes held in our warm indoor 25 metre pool. Highly qualified teachers, and award winning programs. *conditions apply
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!