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Does herpangina requires antibiotics for 2 years old or 9 months child ?

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In brief: No

No it is a virus & cannot be treated with antibiotics.

In brief: No

No it is a virus & cannot be treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Actually no.

Herpangina is caused by herpes virus--hence the name.
As you may be aware viruses do not respond to antibiotics--only bacteria are affected by antibiotics. Usually with reasonable oral hygiene our own immune system should be able to manage this viral infection. However, with limited special situations, your pediatrician may prescribe the antiviral acyclovir. It must be begun in the first 1-2 days.

In brief: Actually no.

Herpangina is caused by herpes virus--hence the name.
As you may be aware viruses do not respond to antibiotics--only bacteria are affected by antibiotics. Usually with reasonable oral hygiene our own immune system should be able to manage this viral infection. However, with limited special situations, your pediatrician may prescribe the antiviral acyclovir. It must be begun in the first 1-2 days.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Actually, herpangina is a misnomer.Most cases are caused by the enteroviruses, specifically coxsacki virus.
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