While there is no cure for croup, there are many treatments that can help ease the symptoms. Most of these treatments are home remedies. In severe cases, antibiotics or steroids may be prescribed. The treatments listed below have been found to be helpful in treating croup. However, if your child has had a severe case of croup or is at risk of having it, you should always call your doctor for advice on treatment.
1. Drinking Lots of Fluids
Although croup can be quite serious, it can also be treated effectively with fluids and rest. Drinking plenty of fluids helps keep the airways moist and prevents them from becoming too inflamed. Drinking plenty of fluids can help keep your child hydrated and encourage mucus drainage.