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My 5 yr old has herpangina, how long is it contagious for?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Herpangina

As long as active lesions are present, usually within first week.

In brief: Herpangina

As long as active lesions are present, usually within first week.
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry

In brief: Herpangina

Viral condition common in 3-10 year olds.
A thorough examination and definitive diagnosis is important. Call your health care provider if: fever, sore throat, or mouth sores last for more than 5 days. Your child is having trouble drinking liquids or looks dehydrated, or fever becomes very high or does not go away. Good communication is very important.

In brief: Herpangina

Viral condition common in 3-10 year olds.
A thorough examination and definitive diagnosis is important. Call your health care provider if: fever, sore throat, or mouth sores last for more than 5 days. Your child is having trouble drinking liquids or looks dehydrated, or fever becomes very high or does not go away. Good communication is very important.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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