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Croup: Signs and Symptoms


What are the signs and symptoms of croup?

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Fever
  • Hoarseness
  • Loud, harsh cough like the barking of a seal
  • Stridor (high-pitched or squeaking noise when inhaling)
  • Rapid breathing
  • Retractions (when the skin between the ribs pulls in with each breath)

Symptoms of croup are typically worse at night and when children are upset or crying.