The NHS recommends that steam and humid air should be avoided for children with a croup cough. Some people claim this is a good form of croup cough treatment, but there is no solid evidence that your child breathing in humid air from a hot bath or shower in a closed room will help.6,7,
Steam treatment also heightens the risk of accidental scalding.
If your child’s symptoms get worse, or linger on for longer than around 8 days, it is important to seek help from a medical professional. In more severe cases of croup, your child might need further medical attention and it is important to seek help immediately.7,8
Treatment for croup in adults has no formal recommendations but in some of the rare, recorded cases, individuals were prescribed a steroid to lessen the swelling of their airways.