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Alternative Treatments For Glandular Fever
No clear treatment.: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. It can be transmitted by oral contact, like kissing, and airborne saliva droplets. At this time, there is no specific treatment. Paracetamol/tylenol and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be used to help the flu like symptoms. Otherwise it resolves over 2-4 weeks without issues. ...Read more
Possible.: Chances are as an adult you may have already had it. Infectious mono is a common illness and 90% of adults have antibody against the virus which indicates prior exposure. It is not particularly contagious, but may be shed in secretions for years after the infection. Reasonable to avoid contact for the acute period. ...Read more
Take it easy.: The disease can have a variable course in time. Titrate your activities to not overdo it and no contact sports for several months. ...Read more
Mononucleosis : When you feel well enough, you can. No contact sports though. ...Read more
Sometimes steroids: Steroids such as prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono (glandular fever) to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. It will take as much time as it takes. There isn't a medication to speed up recovery. ...Read more
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Glandular fever: Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus can be passed from person to person by close contact (especially kissing). It can possibly also be caught by sharing cups, toothbrushes, etc.It can cause night sweats and fever. http://patient.info/health/glandular-fever-infectious-mononucleosis-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: It could be related, however if a bacterial infection is the source of your white tongue. If your tongue is entirely coated in white, you are likely to have an inflammation of the papillae that is caused by dead bacteria, debris and dead cells getting stuck among them. Smoking, excessive mouth breathing, dehydration, excessive alcohol intake, and poor oral hygiene can also be factors. ...Read more
Usually not: Unless it has been complicated by other problems. ...Read more
Day/couple days..: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. Two blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. The WBC is part of a complete blood count (CBC) and usually takes one day. The other may be longer, like two to four days, depending on the lab schedule, etc. ...Read more
I had glandular fever and it has now developed into a serious autoimmune disease. What are my options?
My doctor says I have glandular fever but says there is no point in testing me for it but what if I had lymompha ?
Symptoms?: Could you please tell us what your symptoms are, & for how long you have had them? Also, have you had any tests at all? There is not enough information in your question for us to be able to be helpful when we answer. There is a simple test for mononucleosis (glandular fever) that can be done. It that is positive, then glandular fever is much more likely than lymphoma. Tests for lymphoma can wait ...Read more
If I have glandular fever and were to kiss someone in the next few days, is it likely they'd catch it, or is it no longer contagious?
Mononucleosis: Glandular fever, also called mono (short for mononucleosis), is caused by a virus. Although contagious, not all exposed develop the disease. Having said that, you still have to be careful of not kissing anybody, make sure you wash your hands a lot and not share your cups, drinks and utensils.. ...Read more
Can glandular fever cause tingly feelings up the neck and over my scalp? It happened when I first got glandular fever at Christmas time too
Can exercise make glandular fever symptoms worse? My neck is so swollen and I'm trying to stick to my exercise regime but my neck feels worse
My boyfriend has no immunity to glandular fever even to carriers, I had it a few years ago, developed Hashimoto's afterwards. What would you advise?
Check antibodies: Glandular fever is "mono", an illness caused by EBV virus. Most people eventually catch EBV, beginning from childhood. The illness is milder when one catches it early in life. So, if a person has gotten it one time, he can have his 4 antibodies checked. If he has antibodies, he will not get sick from another person's EBV infection. EBV is very common, and there is no vaccine, so is hard to avoid. ...Read more
On the weekend, i kissed this girl who got sick days later. She got glandular fever, but was given it by someone a few weeks earlier. will i get it?
Not necessarily: Sounds like the girl may have had a viral illness. Whether you get it or not depends on many factors, including your immune system, whether you have been exposed to that particular virus before, your body's stress level, and numerous other variables. The usual incubation period for such an illness is 7-10 days, so you should know in a week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?
Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to predict when someone is going to have an EBV reactivation illness before it happens, any way to prevent such reactivation from happening, nor any way to stop the virus with medication. Until more medical research produces an antiviral treatment, EBV is one of those universal characteristics of human life on earth... everyone may catch it, and most people do. ...Read more
EBV: Glandular fever is caused by the epstein barr virus and is also known as mononucleosis. The virus is contracted by contact with another person who is infected, generally through saliva. Used to be called the "kissing disease" for this reason. Coughing and sharing utensils and cups etc can also spread the disease. Sometimes people are infectious without having symptoms. ...Read more
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