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Can valtrex (valacyclovir) help herpagina?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Despite the name, herpangina has nothing to do with herpes. It's caused by coxsackie virus, which cannot be treated with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or other anti-herpes medications.
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