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Abi has croup right now. I think this is the fourth time this year. She's feeling okay other than the cough (controlled by meds). The best part though, is she can talk in a normal voice okay. But when she tries to scream or have a tantrum or yell, her voice stops and a tiny little squeak comes out, or sometimes no noise at all. It's like someone flipped an off button on her voice. It's forcing her to use her words.


Maybe all 3-4 year olds should get croup once in awhile.


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I hope she feels better soon and that the inability to screech turns into her voluntarily dropping that behavior from her repitoire. (Did I spell that right?)
 

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What exactly is croup?
 

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Originally Posted by AngelBee
What exactly is croup?
She's feeling better and using her words more!! Hope it lasts!

From http://kidshealth.org/parent/infecti...ral/croup.html

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The term croup does not refer to a single illness, but rather a group of conditions involving inflammation of the upper airway that leads to a characteristic barking cough, particularly when a child is crying. Most croup is caused by viruses, but similar symptoms may occasionally be caused by bacteria or an allergic reaction . . . Symptoms of croup often worsen at night and when the child is upset or crying. I
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