I know that kids can get croup, but can adults get croup, too? Also, is croup contagious among adults?
From what I can find it can happen in any age, but it is most common in children under five. It's unusual for adults to get it because their breathing passages are larger and can accomodate the inflammation more easily. When adults do develop croup, it's not uncommon for them to need to be hospitalized.
If you're having trouble breathing, you may be suffering from a chest cold, or even asthma. If your condition continues I'd suggest you see a doctor. In the meantime, here are some links that might be useful to you:
Here are some links that might be useful to you:
What are Asthma Sub-Types and Groups?
Learning Your Asthma Symptoms and Signs
I found a really nice case study on adult croup, and you can find it here. Basically, 11 cases of adult croup were reviewed. All required a stay in the hospital ranging anywhere from 3-35 days. While ten of the patients required care in an intensive care unit, none of them died. So, adult onset croup tends to be more severe than child onset croup, although it is not deadly if treated properly.
Here are some other links you might helpful, Scott:
Croup (general information)
The Croup/Reflux Connection