How do other illnesses affect croup?

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Croup is caused by many other types of illness. For example, most cases of croup are caused by parainfluenza, which is often confused with the common cold caused by rhinoviruses. This kind of virus is contagious and can be transferred from person to person through the air or by handling objects that have come in contact with the virus. Less commonly, croup can be caused by other illnesses that impact the respiratory system, such as the flu, measles, bacterial infections, or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as allergies.

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Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Aside from strep throat, most sore throats caused by are contagious, viral throat infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The most common culprits of a viral throat infection include coxsackievirus, mononucleosis, and ...

the flu. Mononucleosis (mono) is a virus that causes symptoms that can last for weeks or months at a time. Viral throat infections are best treated with rest, liquids and other home remedies. If the sore throat causes you to have trouble breathing or a high fever, or results in spots in the back of your throat, call your doctor.
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