Patient Comments: Herpangina - Diagnosis

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Describe the events that led to your child being diagnosed with herpangina. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Elizabeth, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 12

These have been the worst herpangina symptoms for my 23 month old. It started with mild fever and complaints about gums hurting. The next day her gums were bright red and swollen. She refused to eat and drink. The third day same thing, no eating and drinking plus crankiness. She was constantly crying even with Tylenol and Motrin. The fourth day she was so weak. We finally decided to take her to the emergency room. She was super dehydrated and they gave her an IV and Motrin. She is drinking her bottle. On the 5th day she is still in pain.

Comment from: so sick1970, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I am not a child, I am 48 years old and I caught a cold two weeks ago. I kept going to the doctor because I seemed to get worse instead of better each day. The third time I went in they finally noticed I had white blister like sores on the roof of my mouth, and the back of my throat was very red and my glands were swollen. The doctor said I had caught another virus and now have herpangina said to take Valtrex two pills three times a day for seven days. I am at day two now, can’t talk and have fevers, headaches and no appetite. I feel for children who get this, I have never had anything so bad. I am hoping popsicles will help like I see people saying here.

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