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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have had mono officially for four days but my symptoms are already disappearing and i'm feeling much better. is this normal? can i go back to work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? lab confirmed ?: The average young adult with mono is contagious for 3 weeks and rarely 3 months.If you are feeling better you may be able to function, but your workplace may have issues with your returning with a contagious illness. If the position you hold would allow for minimal co-worker contact you might return, but this should be a discussion you have with your supervisor.
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Mono: Sure, mono is a viral infection and typically most infected people don't even know they are infected. Most improve between 1 week to 4 weeks, so consider yourself normal and lucky.

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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