Remedies for Croup: What to Do and When to See a Doctor


glucocorticoids) that will reduce the swelling in your child’s airways and bring relief in a matter of hours.

  • Breathing treatments, such as nebulizers or inhalers. 
  • Nebulized epinephrine in severe cases to reduce swelling in the airways and ease breathing.
  • Steroids delivered by mouth. Dexamethasone delivers quick results, but prednisone may also be given.
  • Tests for other illnesses and infections.
  • Monitoring blood oxygen levels. Oxygen may be given in severe cases.