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How Long Does Fever Associated With Herpangina Last
My baby is diagnosis with herpangina. His fever runs 102-103. Should I wake him to give him another dose of Motrin? His temp is rising again and he's hot
Depends: If your baby is prone to seizures due to fever, absolutely wake him. Motrin doses should be 6 hours apart at least. Other options include cool compresses, tepid (NOT COLD) bath, and being careful not to overdress him. If you want to give him medication to bring the fever down, but it's too early for the next dose of motrin, a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) in between can help. ...Read more
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
One year old son has herpangina. His fever 104.0 gave him Tylenol (acetaminophen). What can I do? Im breastfeeding him. What can I do to make him better?
Poor baby!: Poor baby! This is a common viral infection, but can cause a painful sore throat for little ones. Keep breastfeeding him through the illness, it will provide comfort as well as protective antibodies. You can add in Ibuprofen to assist with pain. It also lasts longer than tylenol (acetaminophen). If we weighs around 22 pounds then he can have a teaspoon. You can give every six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more
Fever/blood pressure spikes/red "splotches" sporadic on face/ears/neck/chest/arms. Now maybe herpangina in mouth? Other possible cause?
Allergic reaction: You could be allergic to medication, food, perfume, something in soap or lotion. See physician. ...Read more
Red/purple sore throat. Pink spots on hard palate. Runny nose, fatigue, no fever. 12 days. Doc says herpangina, but no family has gotten it. Ideas?
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
My daughter has herpangina, how long is she contagious for? And should she stay at home away from all kids?
Variable: Can be as long as 10-14 days.Best avoid others until ulcers dry.These numbers are generalizations. ...Read more
Herpangina: As long as active lesions are present, usually within first week. ...Read more
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
No: Although sexual activity does promote good health and therefore may support your immune system, it does not prevent viral outbreaks. ...Read more
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
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
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
My daughter has herpangina but she bleeds everytime i give her the medication she is supposed to take. Is it because the medication. is helping ? Is
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a clear & specific question. ...Read more
Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting. ...Read more