Croup can by spread by physical contact or through the air. To help prevent its spread:
- Wash and dry your hands thoroughly after caring for your child.
- Try washing toys between each use.
- Encourage your child to cover his or her mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
- Keep your child home from school or daycare when he or she is ill or if outbreaks occur.
- Throw used tissues away.