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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stridor?

If you care for someone with stridor, you should consult a physician to diagnose the underlying health problem. If the sound becomes louder, if you notice a bluish color to their fingers and toes, or if they start vomiting, you need to seek immediate medical attention. For less severe cases, such as those associated with mild croup in children under three, steam treatments or cold mist can be used to reduce the symptoms.

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