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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Glandular Fever

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What is the treatment for glandular fever?

What is the treatment 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

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

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. Also called glandular fever, kissing disease, ebv, etc. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

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

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If I have glandular fever, any suggestions of anything to help me recover?

If I have glandular fever, any suggestions of anything to help me recover?

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

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Can you get glandular fever from kissing?

Can you get glandular fever from kissing?

Yes.: Infectious mono is sometimes called the "kissing disease." virus can be shed in saliva for years after the infection. 90% of adults have antibodies to the virus indicating prior exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue to work if I have glandular fever?

Is it safe to continue to work if I have glandular fever?

Mononucleosis : When you feel well enough, you can. No contact sports though. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions on how to speed recovery from glandular fever?

Do you have any suggestions on how to speed recovery from glandular fever?

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

Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more