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How Long Does Vomiting Associated With Herpangina Last
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
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
My daughter has herpangina, how long is she contagious for? And should she stay at home away from all kids?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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