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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
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: 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
I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?
Mono: Your immune system is suppressed so this can occur with donated organ transplant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: If he has mononucleosis or had it within the last few months - that could be the cause. ...Read more
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
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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