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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I thought croup wasn't contagious? That's what my daycare told me. If he woke up happy within himself and not needing panadol I would send him. If he needs panadol and mummy cuddles then keep him at home.
    I thought the same?!? Was having DS immunisations last week and a boy had croup next to us. I queried and was told if you aren't prone to it you won't catch it. Hmmmm?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    Croup is highly contagious!!!
    Ok they said croup was specific to individuals who had been exposed to a virus and then it developed into croup but the croup itself wasn't contagious? They says it was like asthma, an individual reaction to a virus, you can't catch asthma etc..

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I thought croup wasn't contagious? That's what my daycare told me. If he woke up happy within himself and not needing panadol I would send him. If he needs panadol and mummy cuddles then keep him at home.
    Croup itself is not contagious in the same way that asthma is not, but the virus that triggered the croup is contagious. There are a number of viruses that can lead to croup and in some kids those viruses will just seem like a cold or flu-like symptoms while in other kids it will cause full blown croup.

    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    Croup itself is not contagious in the same way that asthma is not, but the virus that triggered the croup is contagious. There are a number of viruses that can lead to croup and in some kids those viruses will just seem like a cold or flu-like symptoms while in other kids it will cause full blown croup.

    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.
    Absolutely this.

    He may not give other children croup but he will give them the virus that has caused his croup, with some of those children getting croup if they are susceptible to it.

    I would follow your drs advice and keep him home.

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