CROUP

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WHAT IS CROUP? Croup is a viral infection that looks just like and average cold except that the child will have a bark like cough. The barky cough always seems to get worse between 1 and 3 am in the morning.

MAKE SURE IT IS NOTHING WORSE: Notify physician immediately for any of the following:

NORMAL COURSE OF THE ILLNESS

 TREATMENT

Medicines: In general there are no over the counter medicines that will help croup. It is a viral infection and will not respond to antibiotics either. As you read above, if your child is upset or excited, then that makes the croup worse. Therefore, if the medicine makes your child irritable, then the medicine will make your child worse. If the medicine calms your child down, then it actually may help the situation.

Medication

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16 lbs

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48 lbs

64 lbs

>80 lbs

Tylenol Drops 80mg/.8cc

0.4cc

0.8 cc

1.2 cc

1.6 cc

2.2 cc

3.2 cc

 

Tylenol Elixir 160mg/tsp

1/3 tsp

1/2 tsp

3/4 tsp

1 tsp

1.5 tsp

2 tsp

3 tsp

Tylenol Suppository Dose

40 mg

80 mg

120 mg

160 mg

240 mg

320 mg

500 mg

Motrin Drops 40mg/cc

0.4 cc

0.8 cc

1.2 cc

1.6 cc

2.2 cc

3.2 cc

3.2 cc

Motrin Elixir 100mg/tsp

1/3 tsp

1/2 tsp

3/4 tsp

1 tsp

1.5 tsp

2 tsp

2 tsp

Motrin 50mg chewable

 

 

1

2

3

4

4

Motrin 100mg chewable

 

 

 

1

1.5

2

2

Benedryl Liquid 12.5mg/tsp

½ tsp

¾ tsp

1 tsp

1.5 tsp

2 tsp

2-3 tsp

2-4 tsp

Triaminic Nitelite (decongestant, antihistamine, cough suppressant)

 

1/3 tsp

½ tsp

¾ tsp

1 tsp

1.5 tsp

2 tsp