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A 23-year-old female asked:

baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can i do and is it a life long virus ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure.

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