How can the spread of croup be prevented?

Croup can by spread by physical contact or through the air. To help prevent its spread:

  • Wash and dry your hands thoroughly after caring for your child.
  • Try washing toys between each use.
  • Encourage your child to cover his or her mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
  • Keep your child home from school or daycare when he or she is ill or if outbreaks occur.
  • Throw used tissues away.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/17/2019.


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