I have two toddlers who both have pretty miserable croup along with moderate fevers and general malaise. It's clearly viral, and I will take them in to the doctor if there is a significant reason to, but if I can help them weather the worst of it at home I would prefer to give that a try. So far we've been reading lots of books in a steamy bathroom, and keeping the humidifier going. Overnight when it was too uncomfortable for them to sleep I did give them some ibuprofen to help with the inflammation making them croupy.
Any suggestions you've found to work well?