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How long will i be out of work for mono?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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 with lots of water and juices. Follow the recommendations of your doctor. You can go back to work when you feel better. Sometimes it is better to get back slowly and work shorter hours or from home if possible. Listen to yur body.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
By 2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long do you miss work for mono?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends on: Severity of illness. Some people may be able to continue going to work where as other people may need to take weeks off.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will mono last?

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Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Pediatrics 39 years experience
2-3 months: But the worst symptoms are usually the first 3 weeks.

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