Ugh - up all night with my 17yr old with croup. She's asthmatic but no asthma involvement -- true, scary croup which resolved in 15mins or we would have been in the ER for certain. She had bad stridor. Had her epi pen by my side but she knew it wasn't an allergic reaction. We did the steam in the bathroom for 15mins and then the head in the freezer for 5 and finally it worked. Her asthma inhaler was useless since it's upper airway. She was at the Dr on Thurs for sinusitis and negative strep so now we know why it wasn't strep.
Will call her Ped today to get a script for Prednisone. Been years since she's been on that and hope for a better night -- this came out of the blue and they say the 2nd night can be the worst of 3.
17 .... she used to get croup as a toddler/child all the time but it's been years. All I've read here says it's rare in an
Croup - http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/242/Croup