A type of infection which causes inflammation of the larynx or the windpipe leading to breathing problems is referred to as Croup. The condition is primarily prevalent among children. Fever and cold accompanied by a loud, rusty cough are some of the symptoms. The parainfluenza virus is responsible for this viral infection. Complications could lead to drooling and difficulty in swallowing. Symptoms are usually treated at home and takes around a week to be healed.
HOW IS CROUP DIAGNOSED?
In this condition, breathing can become irregular and noisy and one may develop a condition called stridor.