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Herpangina

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection : Herpangina is a viral infection that causes painful blisters and sores in the mouth. It is usually self limiting and goes away by itself. Using mouth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
A viral infection: Herpangina is characterized by red vesicles or blisters of the soft palate and throat. It is usually seen in children and is caused by infection of th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Herpangina: Usually occurs in children but can occur in anyone. It is a viral infection and it is contagious. Patients usually develop ulcers in the back of the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Virally induced: Herpangina is virally induced, by a number of viruses in the enterovirus family. Coxsackievirus is the most common. Most children develop a high fev ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
42 years experience in Dentistry
Cocksackievirus: It is usually caused by cocksackievirus a but ocasionally be caused by cocksackievirus b.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Herpangina: Rash is not a symptom of herpangina. Rather your childs r ash may be due to roseola.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes is a virus.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
NOT contagious: 'cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience in Wound care
Stomatitis: Yes. It can be exquisitely painful.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: Herpes virus types 1 and 2 are contagious, mainly by direct contact with an infected person's sores. A never-infected person, without protective antib ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marguerite Myers
44 years experience in Dentistry
Call pediatrician: Please call your pediatrician. They will have specific directions for the use of this mouth wash, and the frequency of use. Newborn medicine is extre ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. cough ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
36 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: These can beither HSV1 or HSV2 strain. There are a number of HSV strains.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Most people with normal immune systems do not get thrush. Ifants are an exception- they can get it, but you are not likely to catch it from them.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infec ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variable: Some patients have virtually no pain and others are in such pain it is difficult to sit or empty the bladder. Seek treatment early to reduce pain and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience in Anesthesiology
Viral and Bacterial: While viruses (adenovirus, influenza, and even epstein-barr) account for most acute cases of tonsillitis, there are well known bacterial causes too - ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No relationship between sex and herpangina.

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