Coughing and choking from a sick child can drive them into a panic any parent. Quite often the reason for such attacks is the so-called false croup. What do the parent when an attack of false croup? How to render help?

Croup is an inflammatory process in the larynx and trachea. True croup is observed only in diphtheria, in this case, the inflammation also extends to the vocal cords. And false croup (stenosis of larynx, acute stenosing laryngotracheitis{!LANG-dfdc00fafadc7cf8ceebc17553601ba2!}

False croup is mainly a children's disease that is most common in children aged three months to three years. This is due to the characteristics of the structure of the respiratory system in children{!LANG-b73516f30287172b014435dd7820e145!}

False croup usually comes on suddenly, most often, the attack happens at night when the baby is sleeping. The child stirs in her sleep, breathing heavily, then starts coughing. False croup can be recognized by characteristic dry "barking" cough{!LANG-cc3d47cffa723143fc5da110ff455b33!}

If nothing is done, the cough may gradually become more rude. Signs critical degradation during an attack of croup{!LANG-1e79b9fbcfc7ba1a0a8a7b8adfaa067d!}

Despite the fact that the attacks of false croup often unexpected, attentive parent, there were indications that can predict their occurrence. A signal that can attack the attack is wheezing. Wheeze may be barely audible, and becomes more noticeable when the baby cries. Wheeze in the respiratory tract in the quiescent state suggests that they began to shrink, and over time the narrowing may be critical, causing a false croup.

How to help your child when an attack of false croup? When the first symptoms (wheezing, shortness of breath, a very faint cough) need to open the window to ventilate the room{!LANG-a6917638424300907183fcc766454a6a!}

For a long time the only way to treat croup was inhalation. Now, this method is not unique, but the most affordable. During a seizure make the child inhalation of warm vapors{!LANG-ba20181486c0e6a62a85b105135b20d8!}

If the child has no elevated temperature, can help {!LANG-d7dc39b52d558e352615b7c965e7a7df!}. Thanks to the baths the blood will retreat from the larynx to the extremities, and the swelling goes down. But the water temperature outside should be above 40°C. Even during attack it is important to give the child plenty of warm drinks{!LANG-35cf64c46de8d14240a5b3956575dd4e!}

The most important thing — to remain calm and not to panic{!LANG-aa945783166581385ee633240d699be5!}

If the attack fails, and compounded, or if attacks are repeated again and again, the child needs hospitalization{!LANG-b1afdb826dfccdd785c254a44c531330!}

False croup is always sudden stressful situation. It is therefore very important at the first symptoms to take himself in hand and to render necessary assistance .