April 03, 2006

Croup and Fevers

Tater started with a sinus infection, then got croup and now has a cold. He has been running a fever of over 103 for 3 out of 5 nights. Needless to say, it has been a long week... Tot is following in his footsteps. I was amazed that I had forgotten how kids got croup. I found THIS ARTICLE and took a piece out for you:

How do you get croup?

The virus can either be transferred through airborne droplets produced by coughing and sneezing, or passed from one person to another by touch. From the hands, the virus may enter the mucous membrane of the eyes and nose.

Croup is usually caused by the parainfluenza virus, although there are many other possible viral causes. These include the RS virus, influenza virus type A, rhinovirus, adenovirus, and Coxsackie virus.

If a child has had croup before, it tends to recur when they have a cold. After the age of four to five years, these symptoms decrease in severity.

There may be an allergic element connected to the parainfluenza virus.

It has been a long week and it looks like we have a couple of more days for Tater to finish it up and Tot probably has a couple more past that. Now if Mom can just keep from catching the cold. ;-)

Posted by vw bug at April 3, 2006 07:59 PM | TrackBack

I hope everyone recovers quickly.

Posted by: Sticks at April 4, 2006 04:59 AM

Oh boy, I hope that everybody is feeling better soon!

Posted by: Richmond at April 4, 2006 03:35 PM


*runs to safety*

Posted by: Harvey at April 4, 2006 09:45 PM