|My friend cancelled her visit because her baby had croup.
Can you explain what it is?
Croup is generally caused by a viral infection. It results
in a chest condition in which the baby has laboured breathing,
and has a cough which sounds just like a dog barking. This
infection is extremely common in babies from around 3 months
old, but most children have stopped being infected by age
However there are other causes for croup, such as allergies
and acid reflux. Premature babies tend to be particularly
prone. Once a baby has had croup, there is a high likelihood
of it reoccurring.
Croup - Healing process
Croup - Reason for cough
Croup - When to call the doctor