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how long is herpangina contagious

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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
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
During the fever: The primary contagious period is during the fever fluctuations over the first few days. Saliva is teeming with virus as is the poop. After the fever f ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: Can be as long as 10-14 days.Best avoid others until ulcers dry.These numbers are generalizations.
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Herpangina is a viral infection caused by the coxsackie a virus. It is contagious and you should not expose other children to your daughter. It usuall ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be a week: It would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.n ... Read More
Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Herpangina: Viral condition common in 3-10 year olds. A thorough examination and definitive diagnosis is important. Call your health care provider if: fever, s ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Herpangina: As long as active lesions are present, usually within first week.
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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience 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 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Herpangina: There is little you can do to prevent the spreading. She is contagious and mouth contact should be avoided. Hopefully by 5-7 days this should be resol ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Yes: Studies show that have foot mouth disease and enterovial vesicular pharyngitis is contagious through handshakes kissing sharing beverages hugging etc. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: When the lesions are gone and no fever is present, contagious nature is likely low. Herpangina can last for a couple of weeks sometimes. If not impr ... Read More
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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.

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