A 39-year-old member asked:
herpangina highly contagious?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 55 years experience
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 -last only a few days -no treatment necessary.
Dentistry 26 years experience
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 nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus.
Last updated Feb 27, 2020
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