Understanding Croup

Croup can be scary for parents and kids alike. If your child experiences an episode of croup, get him or her to a pediatric urgent care facility for treatment.

To find out more about croup, watch this video. It is a bacterial infection that causes your child's airway to become constricted. The cough associated with croup is often compared to a seal barking. You can help your child get symptom relief by bringing him or her into the bathroom and turning on the hot shower so it gets steamy or taking him or her outside if the air is humid. Even with these home remedies, urgent care is still needed.

At Pediatrics After Hours, we offer emergency pediatric care for everything from croup to sports injuries, and we're open when your child's pediatrician isn't. When your child needs urgent care in the DFW area, call (214) 363-7242.

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