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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?

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?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Are herpangina blisters contagious?

Are herpangina blisters contagious?

Herpangina: Usually occurs in children but can occur in anyone. It is a viral infection and it is contagious. Patients usually develop ulcers in the back of the throat, with a resulting sore throat and fever. The infection clears up in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long should herpangina last in adults?

How long should herpangina last in adults?

Generally: A week or so. It is a virus and is self limiting. Treat the symptoms to be comfortable and it will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001964/ hene laser treatment will increase the rate of healing and reduce pain. ...Read more

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My daughter has herpigina blisters for about 5 days my son sipped her water bottle will he get it ?

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 more

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Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

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

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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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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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When do the lesions herpangina disappear?

When do the lesions herpangina disappear?

10-14 days: Usually caused by herpes simplex viruses. Tend to resolve in 10-14 days. Severe cases may need antiviral medication to resolve. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate herpangina pain?

What can I do to alleviate herpangina pain?

Herpangina: Is a self-limiting condition. Usually resolves in a week. There are no antiviral medications for treatment of coxsackie a, coxsackie b or enteroviruses - which is what causes your condition. Palliative treatment only. I have found with severe pain & discomfort, patients can gargle & rinse with a viscous Lidocaine anesthetic solution. Also the pharmacist can mix other rinse solutions to help. ...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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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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Could herpangina able to be transferred from mouth to genitalia?

Could herpangina able to be transferred from mouth to genitalia?

Yes: herpes is tranmittable from your mouth to the genitals by direct contact with the infected persons saliva. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more