My son had croup and it didn't last any longer than the typical few days of a cold. The nebulizer treatments really help. So does sitting them in steamy bathroom. Occasionally he starts getting that barking cough and we just do a few breathing treatments and it goes away. I have a nebulizer here at home for 3 of my kids who have allergy related respiratory problems.
Thanks - we have only used the nebulizer once, on Friday afternoon. The nurse practioner said to use the nebulizer every four to six hrs as needed for coughing. The coughing has really been intermitent. We're done with the steriod doses. I really hope we're done with the worst of it! Thanks for the note.