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How Long Do Herpangina Blisters Last
I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?
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
My daughter has herpigina blisters for about 5 days my son sipped her water bottle will he get it ?
Probably: Herpangina is caused by coxsackievirus & is very contagious through saliva & fecal matter (importance of handwashing after toilet use). Also called hand-foot-&-mouth disease due to those areas being affected with the blisters. If fever is present, give fluids to prevent dehydration. Disease is usually self-limiting but see pediatrician if child complains of severe headache or chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure. ...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