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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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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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Herpangina highly contagious?

Herpangina highly contagious?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...Read more

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Is herpangina contagious in adults?

Is herpangina contagious in adults?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...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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She has herpangina what can I do to prevent it from spreading and is it contagious if she kisses people?

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

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I'm 45, diagnosed with herpangina. Still have a lot of white in mouth and sore throat after 7 days. Am I still contagious? What determines when your not?

I'm 45, diagnosed with herpangina. Still have a lot of white in mouth and sore throat after 7 days. Am I still contagious? What determines when your not?

Possible: When the lesions are gone and no fever is present, contagious nature is likely low. Herpangina can last for a couple of weeks sometimes. If not improving at all, see your doc again. ...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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How long does difficulty swallowing associated with herpangina last?

How long does difficulty swallowing associated with herpangina last?

Very painful: It will run its course......7-10 days, .... a normal length of time for a virus ...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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What is the definition or description of: Herpangina?

What is the definition or description of: Herpangina?

Herpangina: 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 topical ontiments like benzocaine. ...Read more

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Can I give my gf herpangina from having oral sex?

Possibly...: Are you sure you have herpangina or just oral herpes simplex? Herpangina is caused by a coxsakie virus, an enterovirus. Either way both are highly contagous. ...Read more

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What is herpangina?

What is herpangina?

Viral infection: Herpangina is a viral infection caused by the coxsackie virus. It usually causes mouth and throat sores with pain and fever. It is rarely fatal and will run its course within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What is herpangina?

What is herpangina?

Contagious virus: Herpangina is a viral illness that involves blisters and ulcerative lesions in a patients mouth. Symptoms may include, mouth pain, a sore throat, and a fever. Vesicles with red surrounds. Herpangina is a very contagious infection which occurs for the most part in children under 10. It is possible for adults who are caring for infected children to become infected. ...Read more

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Is herpangina contagtious?

Is herpangina contagtious?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...Read more

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Why do 18 months old get herpangina?

Why do 18 months old get herpangina?

Herpangina: This is virus related and means the child contacted the virus thru contact with someone who had it this can be caused by the child touching another child and then placing their hand in their mouth, its a very common occurance

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/herpangina. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herpangina?

What are the symptoms of herpangina?

Oral pain: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold products, Ibuprofen and topical analgesics such as those used for teething. ...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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Can you tell me how I could alleviate herpangina pain?

Can you tell me how I could alleviate herpangina pain?

Viscous lidocaine: A prescription for viscous Lidocaine (often with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and kaopectate) is effective. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the treatment for herpangina?

What is the treatment for herpangina?

Symptom relief only: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold products, Ibuprofen and topical analgesics such as those used for teething. ...Read more

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Can I prevent herpangina by giving oral sex to my partner?

Can I prevent herpangina by giving oral sex to my partner?

No: Although sexual activity does promote good health and therefore may support your immune system, it does not prevent viral outbreaks. ...Read more

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What can be done for my 4yo son who got infected by herpangina?

What can be done for my 4yo son who got infected by herpangina?

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

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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

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more