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Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Probably Not: Diabetics are at a slightly increased risk of complications when having an infection. It is a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick, however, if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under control, then it is likely that you will have "typical" mono. Still, take extra precautions and work closely with your doctor. ...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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1) what do I do to treat Mono? 2) My guy found out he has type 2 diabetes. What can I do to help him?

1) what do I do to treat Mono? 2) My guy found out he has type 2 diabetes. What can I do to help him?

Two things: 1: Please see your doctor to help control your "mono".
2: Type 2 diabetes is very common but can be "cured". Your guy should see an Endocrinologist who will work towards having your guy get rid of diabetes. Please do not let him say he is a "diabetic"! He has diabetes and with proper care his diabetes will be gone before too long. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

Not likely: I checked the warnings and side-effects. No indication that it interfers with glucose testing. Read: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011428/? report=details#side_effects ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Mono: Your immune system is suppressed so this can occur with donated organ transplant. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have cancer?

Can there be complications with mono if I have cancer?

Infect Mono & Cancer: Infectious mononucleosis (im) is caused by the ebstein-barr virus (ebv). Like with any virus, the delicate balance between recovery and complication depends on your immune status, and cancer can cause immunocompromise. Only your doctor can assess your risk, based on the type of cancer you have, its extent, your general state of health and immune status, and other factors. ...Read more

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How common are complications from mono?

How common are complications from mono?

Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself.
They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blood disorders, myocarditis, meningitis, encephalitis and guillain-barre syndrome, and significant tonsil swelling. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic use cause complication in mono patients?

Can antibiotic use cause complication in mono patients?

Possibly: For the mono patients I see as an ENT doctor I usually prescribe steroids and an antibiotic. The patients usually have huge infected tonsils and I treat with antibiotics to prevent bacterial superinfection of the virally damaged tissue. In my years of experience this has been successful in not only helping the throat symptoms but preventing later secondary recurrent tonsillitis. ...Read more

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18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

Maybe: Consider the most contagious period to be the first three weeks after symptoms start, with less for the first 3 months, then intermittently for years. Most adults are not susceptible having had it as kids. Travel plans should best be reviewed with the treating doc, who has more specific information. ...Read more

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How to deal with mono?

Mononucleosis: If you have mono hydrate well, rest, use nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/ fever, gargle with warm salt water if your throat is sore ; avoid contact sports if your spleen is enlarged. ...Read more

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What to do about mono pain?

What to do about mono pain?

Depends: This depends where the pain is, whether you have throat pain, spleen pain, headaches, etc. As the pain should be fairly short lived, you should speak to your physician who is caring for your mono and they should be able to prescribe something for your pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can mono last for 4 months?

Can mono last for 4 months?

Mono...: …is usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus or CMV (cytomegalovirus). The initial infection typically only lasts for 2-3 weeks but the fatigue and some other symptoms can last for many months afterward and are mainly caused by the immune system’s reaction to the virus itself. If you have symptoms that are prolonged it is best to se your doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does mono stat 3 work?

How does mono stat 3 work?

Monostat: Monostat is a topical antifungal treatment. Miconazole works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell membranes. ...Read more

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What is mono? How do you get it?

What is mono? How do you get it?

Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood. If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy. It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mono usually?

What is the cause of mono usually?

The Ebstein-Barr: Virus. Usually paased through saliva-kissing. Hence the term "kissing dsisease." ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Mono?

What are some of the tests for Mono?

The tests for Mono include:: CT of abdomen, Ultrasound of abdomen, Complete blood count, EBV VCA antibody, Monospot, Epstein barr virus panel, Epstein barr viral capsid IgA, Throat culture, Cytomegalovirus antibodies. ...Read more

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What does an elevated monos pct mean?

What does an elevated monos pct mean?

CBC: I believe this may mean monocyte percent. ...Read more

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How could I explain the disease of mono?

Viral infection: Mononucleosis is a viral infection. The organism, Epstein Barr, is a sibling of herpes and chicken pox. You get it by being exposed and having your body not fight it off. The initial symptoms usually resolve in a few weeks. It takes an average of 3 months to be completely recovered; some sooner, some later. You are contagious only for the first few weeks. It is not highly contagious. ...Read more

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What is involved in the testing for mono?

What is involved in the testing for mono?

Simple blood tests!: And clinical exam. The tests include a mono spot test and Ebstein-Barr serologies. ...Read more

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Is a second bout of mono from reexposure?

Recurrent mono: Usually you develop immunity to it after first exposure to it. ...Read more

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What should or should not I do with mono?

What should or should not I do with mono?

Do's and Don'ts: Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. If you have mono hydrate well, rest, use nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/ fever, gargle with warm salt water if your throat is sore & avoid contact sports if your spleen is enlarged. ...Read more

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What kind of things can mono tests detect?

What kind of things can mono tests detect?

MONO: A mono test will only test whether or not the patient has had a recent ebv infection causing mononucleosis. You can have mono with a negative mono test. In that case you need an ebv antibody panel done. ...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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How to tell if I have gotten mono from my boyfriend?

Yes: If he has mononucleosis or had it within the last few months - that could be the cause. ...Read more

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Is mono contagious?

Is mono contagious?

Yes: Mono -also known as the kissing disease - is contagious. It's spread through spit (liking sharing eating utensils and. .. Kissing). ...Read more

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How is mono treated?

Comfort: Mono is a viral illness that is usually milder in children and harser in adults. Adults are often symptomatic with lack of energy & increased sleep requirement for up to 3 weeks. Maintaining proper hydration, nutrition and rest is the primary treatment focus. Patients should avoid contact sports, horse or bike riding if their spleen is enlarged. There are no medications for this disorder. ...Read more

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How do you get mono?

How do you get mono?

Saliva: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called kissing disease. Virus causing mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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