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Adult Viral Croup
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Adult Viral Croup
I am 65 years old, 6 days into viral croup diagnosed on day 4 by an MD. Am taking 600mg of guaifenesin in tablet form (over the counter) 3 x a day, herbal teas, humidified bedroom...but it seems worse, especially starting at 2am. Tried sleeping sitting up and that is better but not good enough.

Used a personal steamer with a disk of menthol for 15 minutes yesterday evening. I'm fine while breathing steam, but not at other times.

Is there no relief from the cough?
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251132 tn?1198082422
Your doctor should check you again.  If this is viral your doctor may give you a strong cough suppressant.
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A cough suppresent, long overdue, was finally prescribed after 8 days of rib-cracking coughing. Just plain old codeine in a syrup. Helped a lot.

So, if anyone else has this cough, urge your doc to strongly consider this sap.
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