Tim Teller, MDSpring, Winter

Croup is a viral illness that is common in children. Although it can occur year-round, we see quite a few cases in the community during late Winter and early Spring. Children with croup often have a distinctive cough that sounds like a barking seal. The cough is often worse at night. Croup can cause narrowing of a child’s airway near their voice box that a loud noise is made when the child breathes in (called “stridor”). We have more information and a protocol for treating your child with croup on our website HERE.