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Infant diagnosed with herpengina. What is the best possible treatment and preventive measure?

I have a 8 months old daughter last week she has a fever cold and flu after she take an medicine with antibiotic now after a week she has a fever again when the dr saw her she said that she has Herpengina. What is the best thing to do or med for her. The dr give zinc drop and also She has mixvitamin and I gave her every 6 hrs tempra patacetamol eventhough her fever is down.for how many days this kind of virus and what the best food for her. Thanks Claire
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Hi Claire,

Thank you for your query.

If your daughter's fever is normal then there is no need of giving paracetamol. Continue giving the multivitamin.

Herpangia is caused by Coxsackie group A viruses and the ulcers in the mouth last from one to seven days. There is no specific treatment for it as it is self-limiting and runs its course.

You can give a normal diet to your daughter but avoid hot food. Milk, cold beverages and ice cream will be more acceptable to her. Avoid high acidic beverages.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


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