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Are steroids effective against mono?

Are steroids effective against mono?

Sometimes used: Steroids such as Prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. ...Read more

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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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When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

When will the steroid shot wear off if you took it for mono?

Quickly: Depends on the preparation used but usually effects are gone after a few days at most. ...Read more

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Rash appeared after pos for strep/mono, was put on z-pk almost immediately a rash formed all over. Pred/Steroids haven't worked...what could this be?

Rash appeared after pos for strep/mono, was put on z-pk almost immediately a rash formed all over. Pred/Steroids haven't worked...what could this be?

Not allergy: Rashes that do not improve after antihistamines and steroids are likely not allergic in nature. It is entirely possible that the rash is the result of the underlying primary infections. ...Read more

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Should i get an mri? Hello, in december i was diagnosed with mono. A few weeks after this i started to feel a very weak feeling in my leg and i was diagnosed with restless leg (left leg). My doctor then put me on a steroid called prednisone. When i was

Should i get an mri? Hello, in december i was diagnosed with mono.  A few weeks after this i started to feel a very weak feeling in my leg and i was diagnosed with restless leg (left leg).  My doctor then put me on a steroid called prednisone.  When i was

Be Sure of Diagnosis: Steroids are not the treatment for restless leg. You must be sure of the diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis has been established, the treatment is to r/o underlying causes such as venous insufficiency and various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Then use appropriate conservative measures, not steroids. ...Read more

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Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain. ...Read more

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Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Ongoing polymyositis treatment  @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more

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My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time ,three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time ,three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

Lymph nodes : Hello SBaldwin. I am unable to check proper dosages of the meds not knowing her weight but I recommend continuing with the current treatment and labs. It looks like your doctor wants to cover any current bacterial infection and check for other causes to include viruses that linger for a while before resolving. For future consults, my direct link is: healthtap.com/vanessanealmd key code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected.Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever

During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected.Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever

Tonsil lesions: You might have a viral infection on top of the bacterial one. I suppose you have been on antibiotics for the tonsil infection. I would watch the mouth lesions and finish the antibiotic. Gargle with warm salt water and take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more