What are the symptoms of croup?
Croup often starts in the middle of the night with harsh, barking cough that comes in bursts and noisy breathing. Hoarseness and fever may also be present.
Homeopathic treatment for croup:
Most children with croup can be treated at home. Mist up the bathroom with hot shower steam. Sit with your child and allow him to inhale this steam. Give the homeopathic medicine to the child every 10-15 minutes. Homeopathic medicines will reduce the swelling of the inflamed tissues and will help the child expel the mucus.
Homeopathy also boosts the immune system and prevents croup in children with recurrent bouts. Homeopathic treatment is safe, natural and FDA-regulated.
Here are the most common homeopathic medicines for mild croup:
- Aconitum - The child was exposed to cold air during the day and a cold with sudden high fever and croup starts in the middle of the night. Loud cough that may sound like the barking of a dog. The child is anxious and restless.
- Hepar sulphur - Croup with sticking pain in throat. Irritable and angry child, extremely sensitive to cold air and drafts.
- Spongia tosta - A barking cough sounds like ’sawing through a board of wood.’ Hoarseness. Improved by the humid air of the shower or bath.
- Sambucus - Croup with barking, suffocating cough and stuffy nose; difficulty breathing because of the cough and the blocked nose with thick mucus. Child is better when sitting up in bed.
When you should call a doctor?
Most children have mild croup and no trouble breathing.
You should immediately call a doctor if your child struggles to breathe or can`t swallow or has wheezing on inspiration.