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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is herpangina?

A viral infection of the throat and mouth, causing throat pain and mouth ulcers. There is a risk of dehydration as the mouth hurts when drinking water.

Symptoms related to herpangina

  • Recent contact with sick people with similar symptoms

  • Spots in mouth

  • Fever

  • Child refuses to eat

  • Throat redness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for herpangina

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose herpangina

  • Are there people around you with the same symptoms?

  • Do you have spots or boils in your mouth?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Does your child refuse to feed or has problems feeding?

  • Do you have redness in your throat?

Treatment for herpangina

This condition usually gets better even without treatment. The doctor may prescribe medicines to reduce discomfort and fever. In the event the child becomes dehydrated and refuses water, hospitalization may be needed and fluids given through a needle in the vein.

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References

  • Corsino CB, Ali R, Linklater DR. Herpangina. 2022 May 8. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 29939569.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507792/

  • Chang YK, Chen KH, Chen KT. Hand, foot and mouth disease and herpangina caused by enterovirus A71 infections: a review of enterovirus A71 molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis, and current vaccine development. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2018 Nov 8;60:e70. doi: 10.1590/S1678-9946201860070. PMID: 30427405; PMCID: PMC6223252.

    https://www.scielo.br/j/rimtsp/a/ryQdvPjXrhmHBv99g4KhRXn/?lang=en

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