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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Herpangina (Definition)

Herpangina is a condition consisting of a viral infection that causes sore throat, ulcers (sores) in ...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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Im 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?

Im 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

Contagious (Definition)

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