Herpangina - Symptoms

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What are herpangina symptoms and signs?

Typically children with herpangina have the following:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Small blisters and ulcers may cover the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and posterior pharynx. The rest of the mouth is normal appearing. These blisters can last for up to a week.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes along the neck (lymphadenopathy)
  • Rash may or may not be present.
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Comment from: ConcernMom, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 30

My son had all symptoms of herpangina. He started off with a high fever of 103.7. After the fever broke the following day, his throat began to hurt. I took him to the doctor and the doctor stated there were blisters in the back of my son's throat. He is going on his fourth day of a sore throat. He eats very little and feels much better when eating popsicle.

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Comment from: Waterpolo mom, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 14

My son had high fever of 102.5 C and severe headache that woke him up from sleep. His throat started to show white little blisters and red dots next day. We took him to the doctor"s suspecting strep throat but the test came back as negative. As for where he got this herpangina, I am suspecting the swimming pool that he spent 4 hours a day.

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