Herpangina Symptoms & Causes

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You can help prevent your child from getting herpangina by ensuing that her hands are kept clean. If your child has herpangina, good handwashing is also necessary to help prevent the spread of the disease.

The following are the most common symptoms of herpangina. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms to look for in your child include:

  • blister-like bumps in the mouth, usually in the back of the throat and on the roof of the mouth
  • headache
  • quick onset of fever
  • high fever, sometimes up to 106F
  • pain in the mouth or throat
  • drooling
  • decrease in appetite
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