The Genesee office physicians and staff have moved to our Main office, 4899 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043, as of June 1st, 2019.
Please keep in mind that any appointments you may have after May 31st, 2019 will be at the Transit Road office.

Croup

We are currently seeing cases of croup, a viral respiratory illness that most often is caused by the parainfluenza virus. The cough and breathing that are associated with croup make it distinctly different from other viral colds or respiratory illnesses. This is because the parainfluenza virus infects and irritates the voice box, the vocal cords, and the windpipe. The cough is worse at night, and it has a distinct bark that sounds much like a seal's bark. Associated with the barky cough, your child may have difficulty when inhaling air, making a labored and whistling sound when breathing in -- called stridor. Humidified air and fluids often are the most helpful treatments.Please call the office to have your child evaluated by the doctor if he/she has symptoms of croup.

See also: Cough | Croup | It doesn't sound like croup, see Cough | Tight purring sound when breathing out, see Wheezing (Other Than Asthma)

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday thru Thursday: 8am-7pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 8:30am-12pm

(716) 558-5437

 

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