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Diagnosis

Doctors can usually diagnose croup by paying attention to your child’s cough and breathing. They will also check for fever, cold symptoms or a recent viral infection. If your child’s croup is serious and not getting better with treatment, the doctor may order an X-ray to rule out any other causes for the breathing problems.

 

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