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A 34-year-old male asked:

Had mono, blood test showed normal liver function though. how long after symptoms disappear before alcohol is allowed? i am 35, and otherwise healthy.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to say: Mono often causes liver inflammation and that is where the toxins in alcohol must be broken down. If you drink while the liver is already compromised, you increase the chance of liver injury.Light drinking might not stir up a big problem, but keeping that in mind could help you avoid some harsh consequences.
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