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    Croup

    Croup is an infection that affects the voicebox (the larynx) and the windpipe (the trachea). The principle symptom is a barking cough which is often compared to the sound a dog or a seal makes, accompanied by a hoarse voice, runny nose, a fever and dif… Read more →

    My now 12 yr old has gotten croup every winter since birth except for the last 3 winters but this morning she developed sore throat runny nose hoarse voice and a 38.5 temp so i am thinking croup again would this be correct??





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    I cant quite find the topic I need so please feel free to move my question to a more appropriate board. my 3 year old has had croup 4 times, he has large adenoids and are awaiting surgery to have these taken out along with tonsils and gromits put in. He has suffered chronic sleep problems since birth, tried various prescribed sedatives which made him hyper, we are now under a peadiatrition who has prescribed him melatonin of 4mg nightly which has improved his falling to sleep but he is still waking 6 times plus in sheer panic, very distressed to the point he cries so hard he's often sick. he's been diagnosed with sleep apnea although a sleep study measuring his sats came back satisfactory, is there any treatment or herbal remedies for night terrors? I (mum) have frequent nightmares still and used to sleep walk, but haven't done that for 6 years, I do frequently wake up and hallucinate, so like nightmares but know I'm awake.(I've had stillborn babies and often find myself stepping over dead babies to get to the bathroom in the night, they're obviously not there , just in my subconscious,) we have a 7 month old baby who isn't showing an symptoms of the same disorder that the 3 year old has, but we are desperate for sleep, I worry about the 3 year olds development and the effect on mine and my partners relationship. any advice????





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    My 6 year old son gets croup, he had it quite often as a baby and now even though he has it less frequent as he gets older, it is often very bad and needs hospital care. It happens in the night 99% of the time and I have tried the steam thing and we found it made it worse, now i ALWAYS wrap him up warm and take him outside to breathe the cool air. In doing this it has saved us many times from hospital and has also taken his mind off the 'attack' and calming him down(helps him stop panicing). I've been told he will grow out of it but luckily as he's grown older he recognises the signs and tells me before his croup gets quite bad. Basically, if your child suffers with croup, try this! Wrap them up warm and take them outside to breathe the cool air, it may or may not work but it is well worth trying it, i rely on it EVERYTIME now. We go out the garden looking for bugs, takes his mind right off it! Good luck everyone x x x





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    Is it best to have heating on or off in childs room while he has croup? he is 8 years old.





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    Hi My son is 16 months old. In July he had croup than in August he had bronchitis and in Sept he had chest infection. He has been coughing since July (more or less) but he never stopped and he never whiz (except when he had bronchitis). For the first three months I kept going to see a health professional but I always was told to not worry and that it would go soon. Now it is the fourth months of his coughing and I was told that he might have asthma and prescribed a brown inhalator (earlier he had a blue one but it didn’t help). I don’t believe that he has asthma as we have no family history of asthma. We have some problems with high humidity at home and I think that might be problem or he might be allergic to something. I am coughing myself now for over a month and haven’t got asthma.We don't smoke or hve any pets and our house is clean. Did you have or are in the same situation? What your GP told you? And what kinds of test were made? I do appreciate all your answers. Thanks





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    Hi I'm a mum with a 3 year old and 7 year old daughters we all have long hair and have suffered with headlice on and off for about 3 years. After trying all sorts of lotions etc (many smelled really awful and this wasn't good for my girls as one has croup) I found the following worked. Tell friends, family and school chums that you have lice and that everyone should be treated. I treated us all with Hedrin once that you can get at the chemist without prescription. I also treated all the combs and brushes with one of the horrid selling lotion treatments for lice. I treated us all again about 7-10 days later. We brush our hair daily and once a week I inspect our hair with a lice comb. We do not share our brushes with one another ever now. We tie our hair back when we are in school or playing closely. The girls use a tea tree shampoo and conditioner. I can honestly say that after a lot of trial and error this has finally worked and we have been nit free for 3 months now.





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    My daughter caught headlice in year 2(she starts secondary school in sept)and it was so bad she had to be sent home from school, i have tried evrything from hedrin to lyclear to combing with conditioner for a month NOTHING works! and i am STILL trying! i even bought "the hair buddy", it is awkward to use and the headlice get stuck in the filter. i found the website for the clinic-it is called "the hair force" which is featured in the programme but it is VERY expensive, for average infestations, it costs £150 and for heavy/longterm infestations it costs up to £400!!! i think i will start to save my pennies because this IS the last resort and might be the only thing that is going to work for my daughter and me. if anybody has any other ideas(shaving her head is not an option) ha ha

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