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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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My grand son age11 has had croup a week hes coughing

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my grand son age11 has had croup for over a week hes coughing all the time I am very worried what can I do? he has been to the doctor twice already has been prescribed steroids and has been investigated via a tube into his nostril at hospital. he is still coughing . can you suggest my next move.i am his grandfather and my daughter ( his mother) is sick with worry
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Any fever or sore throat with this? Are you saying he had a nasal swab for cultures? And he has yet to get any antibiotics?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just need that much information before I answer Kenneth
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Kenneth since you haven't been back let me answer and then if you need more information please just ask.

At this point he may have whooping cough, a bacterial bronchitis, or even pneumonia and the nasal tube may not have indicated any of these.

He needs to be seen again for a chest x-ray and a course of antibiotics since he hasn't gotten any better