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What factors affect the treatment of stridor?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Several factors affect the treatment of stridor. The cause of the symptom and the severity of the cause determine treatment. For example, in severe cases of croup intubation might be needed to make breathing easier for the child. The person's medical history, allergies, and tolerance to medications, and the doctor's treatment preferences guide the way stridor is treated.

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