Symptoms, causes and treatment of Coxsackie Virus

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on the common symptoms, causes and treatment of Coxsackie Virus in children
Coxsackie Virus in Children - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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Symptoms, causes and treatment of Coxsackie Virus

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The Coxsackie Virus is part of the Entora Virus Family. The same as Hepatitis A and Polio. It can cause disease in any time, but it's usually more common on summer and the fall. The children can have a wide array of symptoms with this virus, they can have fever with no symptoms, they could have sore throat, abdominal pain, nausea. The most widely known version of this infection is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Those kids will develop blistery red sores on their palms and soles and in their mouth may make eating painful. They can also have a form of conjunctivitis or an eye infection where the white part of their eye turns very red. The treatment for Coxsackie Virus is just supportive care, pain relievers, a Tylenol and lots of fluids and rest. The problem with Coxsackie Virus is very contagious, and it's a hearty virus that can live on surfaces for up to weeks of a time. This is why it makes very important to have good hand washing in place and if there is an outbreak in say your daycare or your baby sitter's house be very important to all the toys to be clean that are shared between the kids.

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on the common symptoms, causes and treatment of Coxsackie Virus in children

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Tamiko Jordan, MD

General Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Jordan was born in Riverside, California and received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has since worked in many different settings.  Currently she is an attending pediatrician at the Altamed General Pediatric Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she teaches pediatric residents and sees her own patients in private practice.  She has been featured on ABC7 and FOX11 news as well as the Patt Morrison Show on 89.3 KPCC.  Her latest project is the asthma clinic at Altamed, where she can spend more time educating patients and parents about optimizing their asthma care and minimizing ER visits and lost school days.  

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