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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 ...Read more
During the fever: The primary contagious period is during the fever fluctuations over the first few days. Saliva is teeming with virus as is the poop. After the fever fades the saliva clears but the virus can be detected in poop for weeks. This is one reason it spreads so easily in day care centers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep hydrated: The big problem with these kids is getting them to drink/swallow. Chilled fluids, chilled applesauce or similar things help some. Sometime a mixture of Benadryl & milk of magnesia (equal parts of each) can be used as a gargle/spit out med to coat the sores & provide temporary relief. Chilled pediasure can provide nutrients. If you can keep him hydrated he will heal in a week or so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
She has herpangina what can I do to prevent it from spreading and is it contagious if she kisses people?
Herpangina: There is little you can do to prevent the spreading. She is contagious and mouth contact should be avoided. Hopefully by 5-7 days this should be resolving. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter has herpangina, how long is she contagious for? And should she stay at home away from all kids?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more