The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the new treatment for croup sufferers may help prevent future croup infections.
The CDC is advising people who have a history of croup to not use the medication, known as COVID-19 medication, because it could have been given to others without their knowledge.
Crowdsourcing is an option for people to share tips about croup treatments and their symptoms, but it isn’t yet widely available.
The CDC recommends people get their symptoms checked with a healthcare provider.
If you or anyone you know is having a croup flare-up, or is experiencing symptoms of cox, you should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC said in a statement.
It said people should be vigilant about how their symptoms are reported and what they are getting from their healthcare providers.
Anyone who suspects they or anyone they know is suffering from croup should seek immediate medical attention, the agency said.