Croup is a common respiratory problem characterized by a harsh, barking cough. Croup most often affects young children. It causes inflammation, swelling, and narrowing in the voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), and breathing (bronchial) tubes leading to the lungs.
Croup symptoms often develop a few days after the start of what appears to be an upper respiratory infection (URI), such as a cold. Most cases are caused by human parainfluenza viruses types I and II. However, other viruses, such as influenza viruses types A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and measles, can also cause croup. As children grow older and structures in the throat and breathing tubes mature, they are less susceptible to croup.
Unless the illness is severe, a child with croup is usually alert and active and doesn't appear very sick. Symptoms include: Normal temperature or a slight fever, a loud, barking cough, a raspy, hoarse voice, varying degrees of high-pitched crowing sounds when breathing in and/or some trouble breathing as a result of swelling in the windpipe.
The coughing and troubled breathing caused by mild to moderate croup may make your child's condition seem more serious than it really is.
If your child has severe difficulty breathing, call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
Taken 3 (three) times per day it will help ease the rasp of the croup cough, will also help child to expel mucous easier by reducing thickness of catarrh.
Tea is accopmanied with full directions for use. Tea has a bitter flavor and can be added to juice if necessary. Do not add honey, especially if administering to a child under 2 years of age.
This tea blend contains Echinacea and should not be consumed by those who suffer from auto-immune diseases or disorders.
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