Thank you for posting your daughter's worry.
Croup is usually a viral originated diseases (usually parainfluenza virus
) but can also be bacterial, allergies, foreign body irritation
, acid reflux etc. But it will be interesting to know the vaccination
history of your child i.e if she was vaccinated against diphtheria. Never the less if the fever and other symptoms are persisting over 48 hrs despite the in take of calpol and ibuprofen, then an antibiotics needs to be added. Depending on the severity of the other symptoms i.e difficulty breathing
, cough etc, the child will need to be hospitalized for oxygenation.
Another possibility is that the temperature is being controlled by the medication but the viral infection is still persisting, so you will need to exercise a little patience about 2-5 days again for the fever to give way. A visit to a pediatrician
will be paramount.
Hope this helps