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Croupy cough

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Patrick Woodward has details on a "croupy cough."

It is an ugly sounding cough that is more than an annoyance and could lead to bigger problems down the road.

It sounds like a bark or a sound a seal makes especially in children and teens.  In adults it is often raspy and harsh, irritating the throat and lungs.

It is frequently worse at night and may be accompanied by nasal congestion and headache, it can make you feel terrible.

Cough suppressants and hot liquids may make a dent in this condition, but if symptoms are severe or cause shortness of breath, you'll want to see your doctor early on this one.

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