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My 2 year old grandson was just diagnosed with Coxsackie

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My 2 year old grandson was just diagnosed with Coxsackie virus, how serious is it and are there any long term effects?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for his symptoms.

What were his symptoms?

How is he now?

Since when is he having the symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure. He' s usually always upbeat but he was unusually testy. When taken to urge care that was the sequence of events and DX
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just wanted to know if there was any long term effects. I work for Drs but had not heard of Coxsackie virus
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.
Coxsackie virus infection is usually not serous.
It can cause fever, rash.
It usually resolves in a week.
The disease is often mild.
You need not to worry.
Rarely, meningitis can occur.
If he develops high fever, neck rigidity, he would need an examination again.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish his healthy life.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you... I will definitely make sure that my son and daughter in law look for any of the symptoms you described. I pray he will not get any worse. Thanks again
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

You are always welcome.

Complication is rare.

Infection often resolves by itself.
Wish him healthy life and early recovery.
Warm Regards.