Croup is sometimes misdiagnosed as Hemangioma

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Hemangioma, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Croup.

The main treatment for croup is rest and comforting the child until symptoms resolve. If the symptoms don’t resolve in 3-5 days medications such as steroids and epinephrine are advised. Croup is diagnosed by a paediatrician by listening to the breathing of the child and examining the throat.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Difficulty breathing, noisy breathing, harsh and barking cough, hoarse voice

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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