Best Start: Croup and Antibiotics

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The weather outside is getting colder and the coughing is getting louder. You may feel like you need to give your child antibiotics as soon as you hear that first cough, but Dr. Susan Averitt warns that that might not be necessary.

In this Best Start, Dr. Averitt explains the signs and symptoms of Croup, a common condition that causes inflammation of the upper airways. Croup is rarely life-threatening and it is often resistent to antibiotics.