T3 – Management of croup (mild to moderate)

Croup is a clinical diagnosis based on the child’s presenting symptoms and signs. Management decisions about croup are based on a clinical assessment of severity.

Mild croup: 

  • No stridor at rest/when settled/not upset 
  • No recession 
  • Normal observations 

Moderate croup 

  • Some stridor at rest 
  • Some recession 
  • Mildly decreased air entry