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  • Croup is a viral infection of the throat and windpipe that causes noisy breathing, a hoarse voice and a harsh, barking cough.
  • Croup usually starts as a ‘cold’ for a few days, then the noisy breathing and cough start (usually at night).
  • You can treat mild croup at home if your child has no breathing problems or noisy breathing when they are not crying.
  • If there are signs of increasing windpipe obstruction, seek urgent medical help.

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Reviewed on: 11-07-2012