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Single dose of oral dexamethasone (0.15mg per kg body weight)
Alternative is oral prednisolone 1-2mg per kg body weight and consider second dose if residual symptoms of stridor are present the following day
Always provide verbal / written information about care of child, warning signs and when to seek further advice
Practice Point:When you feel a GP review in a specific time period is clinically appropriate but that falls outside of the ’in hours’ GP service please contact the Paediatric OOH HUB on 0300 369 0461 after 15:30. Your patient will be contacted during the out of hours period, assessed and the appropriate actions taken. Please see the Urgent/OOH section for further information and the process.