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how long do I need to stay at home with mono

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience Pediatrics
Infectious Mono: A child can return to normal activiteis when they are free of fever, have resolved symptoms such as sore throat and fatigue and have resolved splenome ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mono: Five to seven days should be sufficient.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: Some who have mono are never symptomatic, while others are bedridden for 3 weeks or more. It is spread by salivary secretions and most older kids who ... Read More
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
Simple ,read below: You can go back to school or work when you feel better. But you may need to avoid sports or other physical activities for at least a month. That's bec ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: People who get infectious mononucleosis can shed virus and infect other people for months to years after becoming ill, but mono is not a super contagi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mono: Do you feel well enough to return? Is your work physically rigorous? If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within 10 days. Swelling ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Mononucleosis is a viral illness. It can last from a few days to several weeks to months. Rest, nutrition, and time are necessary for treatment. On ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Awhile: The virus has incubation period of approximately four to six weeks.Signs and symptoms such as fever and sore throat usually lessen within a couple of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
It depends: Mono is caused by the epstein-barr virus. It usually lasts a few weeks. The more rest you get the faster you will feel better. Eat a healthy diet wi ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Awhile: Virus has incubation period of approximately four to six weeks. Signs and symptoms such as fever and sore throat usually lessen within a couple of wee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
38 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 months: But the worst symptoms are usually the first 3 weeks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
There isn't much: For mild cases of mono, you may not need to do anything different than usual. If more symptomatic--such as fatigue etc..Basically just more rest and f ... Read More
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