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Croup is a contagious viral infection that affects children's respiratory systems. Symptoms include a barking cough, stridor, fever, and difficulty breathing. Treatment may incorporate the use of a humidifier, saline nasal spray, and pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
Is Croup Contagious?
Croup is a viral infection that typically affects children and causes inflammation of the larynx and trachea. The cough associated with croup sounds like a barking dog or seal. Croup usually lasts for about a week.
Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. The flu may be prevented with an annual influenza vaccination.
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Here are the similarities and differences of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and flu symptoms.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of an Unwell Child?
A toddler or infant getting sick often worries parents, especially first-time parents. Signs and Symptoms of an unwell child include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems, headaches, jaundice and rash.
Can COVID-19 Affect a Newborn Baby?
There is a low risk of transmitting COVID-19 from mother to child during pregnancy. In some cases, newborns might test positive for COVID-19 after birth. Symptoms for newborns who test positive may range from mild to severe illness.
How Do You Comfort a Sick Baby?
Babies commonly get six to eight colds per year. Comfort a sick baby by using saline nasal spray with suction, increasing humidity, giving warm fluids, heaving them sleep on an incline and using medications for pain and fever as advised by your pediatrician.
What Are Some of the Symptoms of the Omicron Variant?
The most common symptoms of the Omicron variant are similar to the symptoms caused by other COVID variants, such as the following.
What Is the Omicron Variant?
Omicron (aka B.1.1.529) is a variant of the COVID-19 virus that was recently discovered in South Africa.
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