Croup

Severity Management Mild (score 0-1) Can be managed at home –  +/- dexamethasone 0.15mg/kg. Reassure parents and give advice on when to seek further medical attention. Moderate croup (score 2-7) Do not distress child – +/- oxygen. Give 0.15mg/kg dexamethasone. Transfer for observation for 2-3 hours.  Severe croup (score >8) Do not distress child – […]

Severe croup…

Try to KEEP THE CHILD CALM. Provide 5ml nebulized epinephrine (1:1000 concentration) and Steroids (PO is the way to go. However, in severe croup, use IM, or IV if available)  

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