What Is the Treatment for Herpangina?

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Herpangina, also referred as mouth blisters, is a common viral infection caused by enteroviruses, which is characterized by small, blister-like ulcers and sores inside the mouth. Patients with herpangina may experience a sudden onset of fever, sore throat, headache, difficulty in swallowing and neck pain. How is herpangina treated? Doctors will provide specific treatment options based on individual conditions. Alleviating the symptoms and reducing pains is considered as the primary therapeutic target. There are some recommended treatments:
  • Medication treatments, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, will relief discomfort and manage symptoms.
  • Topical anesthetics can provide relief for a sore throat and any other pains caused by herpangina.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids during recovery can also help soothe a sore throat.
Fortunately, if herpangina is properly treated, the symptoms would disappear, and patients would recover within 7 to 10 days. If have any further questions, please contact your doctor. Key words: Herpangina; mouth blisters; enteroviruses.
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