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is herpangina contagtious?

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Dr. David Mcnay
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.

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What is the treatment for herpangina?

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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Symptom relief only: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold products, Ibuprofen and topical analgesics such as those used for teething.
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What are the symptoms of herpangina?

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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Oral pain: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold products, Ibuprofen and topical analgesics such as those used for teething.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is herpangina?

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Viral infection : Herpangina is a viral infection that causes painful blisters and sores in the mouth. It is usually self limiting and goes away by itself. Using mouth rinses with a numbing chemical (lidocaine)may help.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Herpangina?

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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Herpangina: Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and topical ontiments like benzocaine.

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