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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

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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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What is herpangina virus?

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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more