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How is croup treated?

In severe cases of croup, a child may need to be hospitalised. However, in most cases of croup the symptoms will last several days to one week and can be treated at home with a humidifier and children’s pain reliever. The doctor will not prescribe antibiotics for the croup as it is a viral infection. Over the counter cough medications will do nothing to help the swelling of the larynx and trachea. The only prescribed medication that can help is an oral steroid. Your doctor will determine if your child’s  case of croup is severe enough to warrant this medication.
The virus that causes croup makes the condition contagious, so keep your child at home until they show no symptoms.

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Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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