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Can people without symptoms spread mono?

Can people without symptoms spread mono?

Yes, sort of: After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes. If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono. ...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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What are the symptoms of mono?

What are the symptoms of mono?

Fever, fatigue, sore: Also sore throat, one may be fatigued have enlarged lymph nodes and feel generally ill and have a rash. Rarely one can have hepatitis with this. Please get all of the sleep rest and nutrition you can and follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What are all the ways to spread mono?

What are all the ways to spread mono?

It's a virus: And is spread through close personal contact like other similar viruses. ...Read more

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For what length of time do mono symptoms last?

For what length of time do mono symptoms last?

Mononucleosis: If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes & organs usually resolves within about a month. You may have fatigue from several weeks to several months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

Very mild to none: At that age, they can have enlarged lymph nodes & spleen, or just fever & malaise. If your Mono Spot Test was positive, your doctor may draw one on your child if he has a febrile illness for a week or more. Try not to share saliva with your child or sneeze around him. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom that manifests in mono?

What is the first symptom that manifests in mono?

Flu-like symptoms: Usually mono begins like a cold or flu. You will have a fever, sore throat and swollen gland. The severe fatigue follows a day or two later. ...Read more

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For what length of time are the symptoms active for mono?

For what length of time are the symptoms active for mono?

Varies: Traditional mono is caused by the EB virus.After a primary illness of 2-3 wks(most) to 2-3 mo (few) you are immune and will not get EB mono again. Some common blood tests for this condition will remain positive for years, but not those specific to new infection.There are other germs that can cause a mono syndrome. ...Read more

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How did you know you have the beginning symptoms of mono?

Symptoms: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more

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Negative for mono. What other sicknesses have similar symptoms?

Mono test vs syndrom: Mono is a lay term for an illness most often (80%) caused by the EB virus. The office test may be falsely negative early in the illness. There are other viruses and infections (20%) that can cause the monocytes to show up in high numbers in the blood, with a vague flu like illness that is similar to mono. Defining the cause of a non EB virus mono is difficult and would require specialty lab. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for mono symptoms to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for mono symptoms to go away?

Most 2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve after 2-3 weeks. A subset of <1/4 may have persisting problems for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms differ between just a regular cold and mono?

How do the symptoms differ between just a regular cold and mono?

Mono more miserable: A regular cold, caused by one of over 100 strains of cold viruses, usually causes a couple days of mild fever, some runny nose & cough for a week, and a few days of aches & tiredness. Mono, from ebv virus, can seem like a cold at first, but symptoms last longer and can cause prolonged fatigue. Tonsils and neck glands (lymph nodes) get swollen. Symptoms not seen in colds can occur, such as rashes. ...Read more

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My test results were negative for mono but i still have the same symptoms of mono. What do I do now?

See below: You can have mononucleosis or ebv infection with a negative mono spot test. An ebv antibody panel will be diagnostic in these cases. A number of other illnesses can mimic mononucleosis most common are cytomegalovirus infection and toxoplasmosis. Early HIV infection can also have the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?

Family practice : Tell your dr if he isn't aware you have had it before. Have your dr order an ebstein barr titer. Igg antibodies means previous infection and igm antibodies means an acute or recent illness. You can have a relapse of symptoms if you try too much too soon after having mono. ...Read more

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Is a mono relapse possible? My boyfriend and I both had it last year and are experiencing the same symptoms again this year

Is a mono relapse possible? My boyfriend and I both had it last year and are experiencing the same symptoms again this year

Mononucleosis: Once infected, mono stays in your body. You don't contract mono a second time, although some of the symptoms are common and nonspecific, like fatigue, sore throat, muscle or joint aches. Probably this is not mono. ...Read more

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Once you test positive for mono will u always? Yrs ago i was positive. Now i was tested with symptoms and i'm positive again.

Yes: If you've had it before, when you get blood work done, you'll always test positive for mono. Technically you're always infected with it. Usually the virus is dormant and not clinically significant. Rarely it can recur and become clinically significant. ...Read more

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I have kissed someone who just found out he has mono what are the chances I have it? What symptoms should I look for?

I have kissed someone who just found out he has mono what are the chances I have it? What symptoms should I look for?

Flu-like symptoms: With mono, you may just have a sore throat and general illness symptoms. The most common detail is that symptoms continue for weeks - you may be sick and tired for a month. If you have felt sick for several weeks, and it doesn't seem to be going away; it may be worth getting a blood test to see if you have mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Which symptoms does mono have that the flu doesnt?

Which symptoms does mono have that the flu doesnt?

Alice in Wonderlan: Infectious mononuceosus make you feel like some one beat you up, many llymph nodes enlarged ( worst is spleen ) stay away from ampicillin, need big time rest may be in hospital. Flu is like having cold by flu virus all thes have hair line difference. ...Read more