One of the scariest sounds is that seal like barking cough caused by croup. Croup is a virus and the cough will ultimately go away on its own, but it can be scary for both the parents and the child when this horrible cough makes it sound like they can’t breath.

Some thing you can do to ease the cough:

  • Place a humidifier in the child’s room
  • Cold air helps. If its winter, bundle the child up and go for a walk around the block or take a drive in the car.
  • If your child is really having a hard time breathing, call your pediatrician or take your child to the hospital.
  • Seek medical attention immediately if your child is having difficulty breaking or has any color changes, or a bluish tint around the mouth.