A to Z: Herpanginaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about viral infections and conditions that affect the mouth and throat.Herpangina, coxsackie group A virus, enteroviruses, ulcers, blisters, viral infection, tonsillitis, hand foot mouth disease, fever, loss of appetite, headache, sore throat, mouth sores, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies10/11/201204/04/201909/02/20192fdf5c3b-52e4-4e80-9777-c62a54abb58chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-herpangina.html/<p>Herpangina (her-pan-JY-nuh)&nbsp;is an infection of the mouth and throat that typically causes red-tinged blisters and ulcers on the tonsils and soft palate, which is the fleshy back portion of the roof of the mouth.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Herpangina infections are usually caused by <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/coxsackie.html/">coxsackieviruses</a>. Although&nbsp;most common in children ages 3-10, anyone can get a herpangina infection.</p> <p>Coxsackieviruses are highly contagious, and epidemics are most common in the spring and early fall. In addition to mouth ulcers and blisters, herpangina can cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Herpangina can also lead to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">dehydration</a> if an infected person is not drinking enough.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Typically, fever associated with herpangina will resolve itself within 2-4 days. Ulcers may last up to a week, but most kids with a simple infection recover completely after a few days without needing any treatment.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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