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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Symptom relief only: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
26 years experience Dentistry
For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it n ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Generally: A week or so. It is a virus and is self limiting. Treat the symptoms to be comfortable and it will resolve on its own.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Herpangina is a very specific clinical syndrome with coxackievirus infection producing tiny blister-like lesions on the back of the throat and on the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral pain: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
yes: Caused by coxsackie virus passed on in same household -of short duration with vesicles in hard and soft palate preceded by ulcers not that painful -l ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
43 years experience Dentistry
Cocksackievirus: It is usually caused by cocksackievirus a but ocasionally be caused by cocksackievirus b.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Herpangina is similar to hand foot and mouth disease. It is often seen in children 3-10 years old but can occur at any age. See you primary care phys ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
24 years experience Dentistry
No. : Herpangina is a viral infection commonly seen in children. It can affect adults. The virus is contagious and is passed through salivary contact, usua ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
11 years experience Pediatrics
Several weeks: The causes of herpangina vary but generally children are contagious up to a week before there even symptomatic and can still spread the virus several ... Read More

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