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Dr. Austina Cho
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Herpangina (Overview)

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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Why do 18 months old get herpangina?

Why do 18 months old get herpangina?

Virally induced: Herpangina is virally induced, by a number of viruses in the enterovirus family. Coxsackievirus is the most common. Most children develop a high fever and then develop vesicles (blisters) or ulcers (sores) at the back of the throat and palate which are called enanthem. Dehydration is a potential issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
69 doctors shared insights

Herpangina (Overview)

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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My baby had herpangina and have giving a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) 2 days later he developed a rash on his back and stomach is it a symptom of herpangina?

My baby had herpangina and have giving a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) 2 days later he developed a rash on his back and stomach is it a symptom of herpangina?

Hard to say.: Herpangina is a viral infection that produces oral ulcers. Viruses can also cause skin rashes. Other things such as drug reactions can also. Check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herpangina?

What are the symptoms of herpangina?

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. ...Read more

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Herpangina cause rash on body?

Herpangina cause rash on body?

Yes: Herpangina is similar to hand foot and mouth disease. It is often seen in children 3-10 years old but can occur at any age. See you primary care physician for a examination and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpangina?

What is the treatment for herpangina?

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. ...Read more

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Can i prevent herpangina by giving oral sex to my partner?

Can i prevent herpangina by giving oral sex to my partner?

No: Although sexual activity does promote good health and therefore may support your immune system, it does not prevent viral outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is herpangina?

What is herpangina?

Viral infection: Herpangina is a viral infection caused by the coxsackie virus. It usually causes mouth and throat sores with pain and fever. It is rarely fatal and will run its course within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What is herpangina?

What is  herpangina?

Contagious virus: Herpangina is a viral illness that involves blisters and ulcerative lesions in a patients mouth. Symptoms may include, mouth pain, a sore throat, and a fever. Vesicles with red surrounds. Herpangina is a very contagious infection which occurs for the most part in children under 10. It is possible for adults who are caring for infected children to become infected. ...Read more

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Is herpangina contagtious?

Is herpangina contagtious?

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. ...Read more