A 45-year-old female asked:
I have a sore throat for 3 weeks. Tiredness, one bloodshot eye. Mono ruled out. Took antibiotics one week. Yellow brown dime size mucus. Felt crusty?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sore throat & tired: Mono usually occurs in teenagers, but can reactivate later in life. Sometimes the initial tests are neg and need to be repeated (mono spot). A full EBV (epstein bar) panel should be sent. Also this could be other illness and u should be checked for HIV if you've had a new partner or any risks for that. Other viruses like adenovirus can cause this. Probably u need an ID specialist. Hope this helps
Answered on Feb 4, 2015
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