What would you do for a 5 month old with croup and an ear infection? We have a humidifier running and can take him into the cool air for a coughing attack. We ended up in the ER last night because his breathing was so labored. They gave us antibiotics and steroids, but I'm wary of using them. The ear infection was so mild it had no other symptoms and surprised the doctor, so I feel like I wouldn't have even known about it if it hadn't been for the bad coughing attack. I really dislike the idea of antibiotics and I'm not entirely sure the steroids are really all that necessary either. What have you done? Have you used these things, experienced croup with a baby? What did you do? What would you do differently?