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Does mono stay in your body forever

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 42 years experience
You can kiss again: It is not the virus itself that "stays" in your body forever, but the response the body has to the virus (the antibodies) that stay in the body almost... Read More

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Infectious : Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv) which is a member of the human herpes virus family (like chicken pox). Many people... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Forever: The virus may stay in the body forever as do some other viruses like the chickenpox virus. Most of those infected with the virus will actively shed th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
EBV: Mono is the disease caused by epstein-barr virus (ebv). Mono doesn't remain latent, but ebv does.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 28 years experience
All body systems: Mono is caused by a virus and it can get into all parts of your body. Usually the main problems are in the throat with large, painful tonsils and sore... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Usually: Mono is a systemic infection usually by the EB virus. In childhood it is often indistinguishable from common brief viruses. In adults it usually produ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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A body temp of 96.2: is in the normal range, even taking into account the different ways of measuring body temperature. While mononucleosis is a viral infection that ofte... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Normal diet: You should eat a normal diet. Your body is trying to recover and it needs all the building blocks it can get. You won't relapse into mono. However,... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be life long: Mono is not a specific infection and similar symptoms can occur with more than one virus. EBV is the usual cause and once a person is infected, the vi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Itching: You can take an antihistamine like allergra, claritin, xyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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