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Can croup be prevented?

Croup may be prevented by avoiding contact with people who have a cold. Teaching children good hygiene habits, such as washing hands and covering their mouths when coughing or sneezing, can also help to prevent the spread of viruses. Vaccination against diphtheria and measles can also protect children against infection.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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