Croup is also known as .
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A 3-year-old boy is brought to the office because of fever, and hoarseness for 2 days. His family says that he developed a sharp “barking” cough last night. Physical examination shows mild erythema of the oral mucosa, moderate chest wall retraction, and inspiratory stridor at rest. There are no other abnormalities present. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?