My son is 6 months and this is the first time he doesn't sound well. He has a dry cough and a bit of a congested nose at times but no temperature. He seems fussier than usual!
I have been putting a lil bit of vicks on his chest and running the vaporizer for a few minutes every so often. Are these things ok? What does croup sound like?
Answer by Tricia19 at 2:05 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
croup is more of a barking sounding cough. With your son being so young I would take him to the pediatrician just because you don't want his lungs to get full of junk, his bodies not really strong enough to cough out a cold on his own. If you don't take him, watch his breathing really carefully, and take him to the ER as soon as he seems like he's having trouble. I'm not trying to scare you but I learned the hard way that colds aren't just colds when it's in the lungs of a young baby.
Answer by Lornamay at 2:08 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 5:04 PM on Oct. 6, 2008