Besides Halloween candy, food dyes are used in numerous products aimed towards our kids. A few examples include boxed macaroni and cheese, yogurts, cereals, jello, frostings, and even some snack crackers. Our kids are consuming these additives all year long, with a sudden spike around Halloween time.
Croupy cough is not a typical raspy kind of cough that you usually hear. The distinctive sign that your toddler has croupy cough is if he or she sounds somewhat like a seal pup barking. It is a very-pitched sound that can be quite alarming. Children who have a more serious infection sometimes develop a raspy, vibrating, harsh wheeze when they inhale.