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At first, your child may have typical cold symptoms like a runny or stuffy nose and fever. As his throat and voice box become more swollen, your child may have a raspy voice and then develop a harsh, barky cough. This cough is often worse at night or when your child is crying.
These signs and symptoms are common with croup:

  • a loud cough that sounds like a barking seal
  • a wheezing or grunting noise while breathing
  • hoarse, raspy voice
  • cold symptoms — runny or stuffy nose, fever, feeling tired


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