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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 (Definition)

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


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Herpangina highly contagious?

Herpangina highly contagious?

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

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Is herpangina contagious in adults?

Is herpangina contagious in adults?

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

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What is herpangina virus?

Cocksackievirus: Usually affects children and young adult. Can be painful mouth sore. The sores form in the back area of the mouth, particularly the soft palate and can last up to 7 to 10 days. ...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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How long is a toddler with herpangina contagious?

How long is a toddler with herpangina contagious?

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 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 can be done for my 4yo son who got infected by herpangina?

What can be done for my 4yo son who got infected by herpangina?

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 more

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She has herpangina what can I do to prevent it from spreading and is it contagious if she kisses people?

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

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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

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What is the definition or description of: Herpangina?

What is the definition or description of: Herpangina?

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

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Can I give my gf herpangina from having oral sex?

Can I give my gf herpangina from having oral sex?

Possibly...: Are you sure you have herpangina or just oral herpes simplex? Herpangina is caused by a coxsakie virus, an enterovirus. Either way both are highly contagous. ...Read more

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Can men pass herpangina through their penis?

Can men pass herpangina through their penis?

YES: Any viral infection can be transmitted and spread by the contact (usually rubbing or scratching) with the neighboring area. ...Read more

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My gums hurt. Does this sound like herpangina? There aren't actual visible sores.

My gums hurt. Does this sound like herpangina? There aren't actual visible sores.

No: Herpangina is a very specific clinical syndrome with coxackievirus infection producing tiny blister-like lesions on the back of the throat and on the fauces (the tissue ridges that meet in the center and house the uvula). ...Read more

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Fussy (Definition)

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


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Irritability (Definition)

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