+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,657
    Thanks
    602
    Thanked
    599
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Croup? Advice please

    18mo DS has had a cold/green snot for the past week. It cleared up on Sunday to clear then on Monday seemed normal again. Tues he started coughing like a seal barking.
    Last night I found him asleep with a roaring temp and covered in vomit...assuming he'd done it during a cough. He woke at 3am with a 40 temp (always throws high temps) and miserable. Also sounds quite wheezy when breathing in.
    I dropped DD off this morn and another mum said "ohhh the croup bark, I don't miss that - get him straight to drs".

    I can't get in till Fri so just wondering
    -does it sound like croup?
    - if so how is it treated? Is it ok to wait till Friday?

    TIA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    919
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    If it's croup it can get bad and you shouldn't wait until Friday to get it checked. Is he still coughing? Croup is usually worse at night time. If it gets worse it might be worth it considering going to the ER

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Starfish30 For This Useful Post:

    Mmumm  (27-08-2014)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,449
    Thanks
    607
    Thanked
    581
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Can you go to another doctor's clinic?

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,413
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    163
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    If it's croup try sitting in bathroom and have the shower in hot the steam helps or a vaporizer is good but if his weezing and isn't well with cold like symptoms and high temps do u think mayb he could have phnamonia
    Watch his chest if it puckers in it could then be that too my son has asthma and had phnamonia now gets croup which I
    Get a steroid medication called pregnasone or ready prep
    It helps really really well def get him check quick left alone can just worsen his case. Good luck hope he feels better and u get answers if ur really concerned go to hospital.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to chan87 For This Useful Post:

    Mmumm  (27-08-2014)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,362
    Thanks
    532
    Thanked
    1,197
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If he's got noise when breathing in I'd be either getting into another gp or going to your local ed. Also keep an eye out for sucking in at the bottom of the neck or between/under the ribs when breathing in.

    Keep an eye on him and err on the side of caution with the ed. I wouldn't wait till Friday, at least find another gp/after hours gp clinic

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to shani2 For This Useful Post:

    misho  (27-08-2014),Mmumm  (27-08-2014)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,701
    Thanks
    1,373
    Thanked
    2,682
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We have had croup 4 times this winter. It just awful.
    If it really is croup I would see another doctor, you cant wait until Friday.
    We use steroids, sleeping sitting up with DD on our chest and cold air.
    Vaporisers and steam aren't recommended anymore.

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lincolns mummy For This Useful Post:

    Sethysmum  (28-08-2014),Starfish30  (27-08-2014)

  11. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    368
    Thanks
    374
    Thanked
    146
    Reviews
    1
    Last time ds has something like that the dr prescribed something called predmix,you give it three nights in a row. I think it works as an anti inflammatory. It was a life saver.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Ashfirst For This Useful Post:

    Mmumm  (27-08-2014)

  13. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,391
    Thanks
    5,807
    Thanked
    4,744
    Reviews
    21
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Dd2 has been coughing and wheezing and it's bronchiolitis. I would find somewhere to get in sooner and if he's sucking in at the ribs or bottom of the neck, as pp's have said, take him to ED.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to atomicmama For This Useful Post:

    Mmumm  (27-08-2014)

  15. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,657
    Thanks
    602
    Thanked
    599
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks all. I've called 3 Drs surgeries and full today. I'll go to a walkin place in the morn if he doesn't get any worse overnight. DH flies in late tonight so if we need to go to ED he can stay him with DD. Thanks

  16. #10
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    301
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0
    What about Panadol to treat temp & nurofen for inflammation over night? Might offer some relief /comfort until see Gp .... Combination works well. Good luck, hope u have a better night.

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to shirleysmum For This Useful Post:

    Mmumm  (27-08-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Croup help!
    By Meldrew92 in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-08-2014, 23:27
  2. Systematic Croup.. I hate you!
    By Mummy Potato in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-05-2014, 18:37
  3. Can you get croup in spring/summer?
    By misho in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-09-2013, 11:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting EducationProviding private, personalised antenatal childbirth & parenting education to expectant parents in the comfort of their ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
FTM question: Nappy disposal systemProduct Recommendations & Questions
Anyone 40 and over and pregnant.Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
Should I marry the father just so I can get some help?Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
Baby Safety Helmet - Best Thing Ever!General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
Adoption through Barnardos NSWAdoption / Surrogacy
High Natural Killer Cells #9Reproductive Immunology
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›