The doctor may give your child epinephrine medicine to help open swollen breathing tubes if your child has moderate to severe croup.
Epinephrine is given through a
nebulizer in a process called a breathing
One breathing treatment with epinephrine may be enough, but sometimes
children with croup symptoms need a second treatment or a different medicine
to take later at home. Children will be watched in the doctor's office or
emergency department for several hours after getting a breathing treatment with
epinephrine to be sure another treatment is not needed.
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