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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:13 AM   1
SophiasMummy
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how long does croup last??


Ok so night before last we ended up in hospital in the middle of the night with LO having trouble breathing and sounding like a dog barking, obviously she waa diagnosed with croup, she was given some steriods and we went home, she then slept through the night fine, last nite she had me up every 20 mins and cried all day, shes already spent 2 hours crying this morning and only just got her to stop by putting the winnie the pooh movie on for her (her favorite film). Shes now got a stinking cold aswell as the coughing, isnt taking much of her bottles though i did get her to eat some wheatabix for breakfast. Anyway how long does it go on for??? I know shes gunna be grumpy today anyway as i obviously cant take her to her baby group with her being contagious, but i dont think i can deal with her crying all the time for much longer . I have a cheast infection now aswell so feel like crap and i have no one to help me so its not like i can have a break. I need this to end soon before i lose the plot



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 06:27 AM   2
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My oldest had it for about a week. Can you give pain meds (tylenol/ibprofen) as well?? When my LO's are sick, I'll do anything to keep them happy.... so my advice is to keep Winnie the Pooh on repeat for the day



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 06:52 AM   3
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hii my son used to get this.. u can also use a humidifier which puts moisture into the air to help with the dryness on the chest from the croup.. or if not use a kettle and keep boiling it in hes room before bedtime or maybe put some water in a little cup and place it by the radiator.. having ur heating on alot can dry the air out so its mainly about putiing moiture in the air.. another good tip is to use an extra pillow.. not lie them flat as this encourages them to cough.. propping them up with a pillow can help.. oh and plenty of calpol .. hope ur LO back to normal soon.. and you ofcourse xxx



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 06:53 AM   4
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and after about a week it should start to get better but give it a couple of weeks to go completly



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:06 AM   5
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My middle son used to get it, he was really brave and never cried suppose I was a lucky one. It kept recurring only to find out 6 yrs later it was not croup he had but asthma but I already knew that, if only doctors listened!



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 08:32 AM   6
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My oldest had it for about a week. Can you give pain meds (tylenol/ibprofen) as well?? When my LO's are sick, I'll do anything to keep them happy.... so my advice is to keep Winnie the Pooh on repeat for the day
Yeh its a day of disney films today which seems to be keeping her happy, shes refusing calpol now though which is really annoying, does it still work if i put it in the bottle with her milk? x



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 12:32 PM   7
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like the other ladies said its about a week, it's horrible to hear stridor but it sounds worse then it is, I hope she gets better soon.



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2012, 03:37 AM   8
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ive never heard of putting calopol in their milk before? so im not sure on that one.. i think one of the other ladies mentioned astma... my son hasnt been diagnosed with astma per say.. but he does have an inhaler because since he has had croup up til now if he gets ill he always gets a cough so sometimes the ventolin inhaler helps.. perhaps speak to ur gp x



 
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