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A 28-year-old female asked:

my daughter has herpigina blisters for about 5 days my son sipped her water bottle will he get it ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably: Herpangina is caused by coxsackievirus & is very contagious through saliva & fecal matter (importance of handwashing after toilet use). Also called hand-foot-&-mouth disease due to those areas being affected with the blisters. If fever is present, give fluids to prevent dehydration. Disease is usually self-limiting but see pediatrician if child complains of severe headache or chest pain.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Probably not: Herpangina is self limited any way. It is not related to herpes.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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