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Croup

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. Paul Strehler is on the case of croup.

Croup is a viral infection of the vocal cords, voice box and windpipe. Symptoms include a barking, seal-like cough with a hoarse-scratchy voice.

Croup is generally not preventable, but it can sometimes be alleviated with the inhalation of warm mist.

Severe breathing problems should necessitate a call to the doctor immediately or go the emergency room.

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