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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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croupcroup /kruːp/ noun [uncountable]  MIan illness in children which makes them cough and have difficulty breathing
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croupHaving a parched nose and throat may lower resistance to colds, croup, sinusitis and respiratory problems.Henry's brother George suffered from croup later in the year.About four days later a similar child was admitted with identical symptoms of croup.And the cramp and the croup and the bag under one eye.The oldest two, Elizabeth and Nina, died as infants, one from the croup, the other from fever.Dry with no rattling is Spongia and it may follow Aconite if the croup continues after midnight and into the next day.My first practical experience in the use of homoeopathic remedies was in the treatment of a child with croup.
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