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Croup is a contagious viral infection that affects children's respiratory system. Symptoms include a barking cough, stridor, fever and difficulty breathing.


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    • Cough Chronic cough is a cough that does not go away and is generally a symptom of another disorder such as asthma, allergic rhinitis,...learn more »
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      Cough Article
      • Chronic cough facts
      • What is chronic cough?
      • What are causes of chronic cough?
      • What are the different types of coughs?
      • How is chronic cough treated?
      • Are there home remedies for chronic cough?
      • Can chronic cough be prevented?
    • Sore Throat Sore throats are generally described as pain or discomfort in the throat area. A sore throat may be caused by bacterial or viral...learn more »
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      Sore Throat Article
      • Sore throat facts
      • What is the difference between sore throat and strep throat?
      • What are the causes of sore throat?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a sore throat?
      • Is a sore throat contagious?
      • When should I see a doctor for a sore throat?
      • How is strep throat diagnosed?
      • What are home remedies to soothe a sore throat?
      • What over-the-counter (OTC) medications will soothe a sore throat?
      • Are antibiotics necessary for a sore throat?
      • What can I do if I have a sore throat and am pregnant?
      • What if I have multiple recurrent episodes of strep throat?
      • How can I prevent a sore throat?
    • Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not...learn more »
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      Fever Article
      • Fever facts
      • What is a fever?
      • What causes a fever?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a fever?
      • How is a fever diagnosed?
      • How should someone take a temperature for fever?
      • What is the treatment for a fever?
      • When should someone seek medical care for a fever?
      • What are complications of a fever?
      • What is the prognosis for a fever?
      • Is it possible to prevent a fever?
      • Where can people find more information about fevers?
    • Children's Cough Causes and Treatments Children's cough causes include infection, acid reflux, asthma, allergies or sinus infection, whooping cough, and exposure to...learn more »
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      Children's Cough Causes and Treatments Article
      • What is a cough?
      • What are the common causes of acute cough in children?
      • What are the common causes of chronic cough in children?
      • How is the cause of childhood cough diagnosed?
      • What are the various therapies and home remedies for childhood cough?
      • When should I contact my doctor for childhood cough symptoms?
    • Is a Cough Contagious? There are many types of coughs, for example, dry cough, wet cough, a barking cough, whooping cough, stress induced cough, and...learn more »
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      Is a Cough Contagious? Article
      • What is a cough?
      • Is a cough contagious?
      • How will I know what type of cough I have?
      • When is a cough no longer contagious?
      • How are coughs spread?
      • When should I seek medical care for cough?

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