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What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

RX FOR MONONUCLEOSIS: It is a self limiting disease so only symptomatic and supprted treatment is given.Rest during the acute period.Once acute system is over then avoid heavy activiti and contact sport should be avoided to prevent rupture of the spleen for at least 4 weeks after the infection or till spleen is no more palpable sometimes we use Prednisone and for pain or fever ibuprofen, valacyclovir inacute cases. ...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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What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

Virus: It is a virus, called epstein barr, that causes a generalized infection of the body. It usually lasts for weeks to months. The spleen enlarges due to recycling of damaged red blood cells. That makes it dangerous to do contact sports during the illness. Almost 100% of those infected recover completely and are immune to the virus for life afterwards. It is spread through body fluids. ...Read more

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How do you know you have infectious mononucleosis and not flu?

How do you know you have infectious mononucleosis and not flu?

Mononucleosis&Flu: Both conditions have different presentation and there is no similarity in symptoms and signs and lab tests.The flu has high fever, cough, congestion and body and head aches and patints are quite sick and can cause pnumonia in some cases and may need hospitalisation mononuceosis presents with sore throat and enlarged glands, may be low grade fever, liver and spleen may be palpable.Labs are different. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes simplez 1 virus if i had infectious mononucleosis?

Could i get herpes simplez 1 virus if i had infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus. Although this is one of the herpes viruses it is totally different from hsv1. Infection with ebv will not protect against subsequent infection with hsv1 nor vice versa. ...Read more

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How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

4 to 7 weeks: Lymph nodes and other symptoms usually show up 4 to 7 weeks after exposure to the epstein barr virus, which causes mononucleosis. They can occur sooner. People with mono are most infectious earlier in the disease, but can remain infectious up to 18 months. Transmission is mainly through saliva. Any infection of the mouth and throat can cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck, so see a doctor. ...Read more

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Infectious mononucleosis symptoms? I have swollen cervical glands, they are very painful, with no other symptoms.I am 25 and single

Infectious mononucleosis symptoms? I have swollen cervical glands, they are very painful, with no other symptoms.I am 25 and single

Possibly: You should see your docotor as there is a very simple test that can be done in the office. Some bloodwork may be needed to ascertain the cause of your swollen glands if the mono test is negative. ...Read more

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Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more