My daughter is 4 years old and has constantly diagnosed with croup after every single illness - whether it be a cold or pneumonia or strep thoat. The rattle/wheezing noise was thought to be a touch of illness-induced asthma but her lungs always sounded clear. Her pediatrician finally referred us to an ENT. He took a look at her and sent her for x-rays explaining that the rattling is mucous and she sounded "stuffy" when she spoke. The x-rays showed her adenoids (adenoids) are about 70% the normal size and recommended surgery and that it would take care of the symptoms we described. Would adenoid removal stop the croup from recurring?
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