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what are the symptoms of glandular fever?

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Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Mononucleosis: Glandular fever was the original term used for mononucleosis when it was first described in the 1800's. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and symptoms include fever, pharyngitis, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue and atypical lymphocytosis in the blood.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Several symptoms: The main symptoms of glandular fever (usually called infectious mononucleosis in North America, or just "mono") are sore throat, fever, fatigure, and enlarged/inflamed lymph nodes, especially in the neck but also often in armpits, groin, and other locations. Most symptoms last 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can last several weeks. GF/mono mostly occurs in children and young adults, uncommon after age 25.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Infectious Mono: Fever, sore throat, profound malaise and fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, often in the posterior cervical chain, sometimes hepatitis and enlarged spleen with tenderness in left upper quadrant of abdomen.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the first symptoms you get with glandular fever?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
May be many: Sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, profound fatigue, loss of appetite are common.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence.
A 23-year-old female asked:

I am 23 and have glandular fever.The tiredness and symptoms are getting extremely bad now and keep getting worse please help. What should I do?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Glandular fever/EBV/: Mononucleosis is a viral illness with no current cure. Treatment is symptomatic: salt water gargle for sore throat; nsaids (advil/motrin/ aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation. Avoid alcohol & tylenol:may further affect the liver, which can b enlarged. Drink water & unsweetened juices. Be active to tolerance; avoid prolonged bed rest: may allow muscles to weaken. Be alert 4 enlarged spleen.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Apr 7, 2013
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A 31-year-old female asked:

What is the symptoms of glandular fever? when should i consult a dr?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Soon!: Glandular fever (called infectious mononucleosis in the USA) is a disease that usually affects kids and young adults. It can present with a sore throat and fatigue. However, there are other causes of the same symptoms and it is important to be sure that you don't have strep throat, which needs to be treated. Glandular fever is a viral infection and gets better on its own after 1 month or so.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You note! It was kind of you to send it. Hope you feel better soon!
Oct 26, 2018

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