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Can You Get Mono From Drinking From A Glass With A Person Who Has It
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as mono. More about mono: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/expert-answers/mononucleosis/faq-20058564 ...Read more
No, but....: The classical mono is caused by EB virus, and you only get it once. Afterwards you will have lifelong immunity. However, there are other germs that can cause a mono like illness. Acquisition of this 2nd or 3rd germs could give you a similar illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The majority of adults have mono in childhood and are immune. For those that are not, the illness is harsh. The contagious period begins days before the first symptoms and lasts 3 weeks in most, longer in some.You can be supportive,but less intimate, and might avoid it.Yet you are likely incubating it already if susceptible. I'd probably take my chances unless I wanted an excuse to take off. ...Read more
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is incredibly common and exceptionally easily transmitted from person to person regardless of whether or not they appear "clean" and asymptomatic. Thus, any time you have mouth to mouth contact with another person you have a significant opportunity to contract mononucleosis as well as many other orally/mucosal surface transmitted diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.
Yes: Mono a syndrome, named for the predominance of a particular white cell, the monocyte during the active illness. 80% is triggered by the EB virus, while a hand full of other viruses and germs can produce similar symptoms/monocyte predominance. If immune suppressed, you are more likely to have such problems.Confer with your doc as needed to manage symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Secretions: Mono is caused by a virus called epstein-barr virus (ebv for short). In my young days - i won't divulge when that was- we used to refer to it as "the kissing disease", because teens often caught it after amorous kissing. The virus is easily transmitted in secretions - so saliva, nasal secretions, urine, etc. It can also live on surfaces for a while, so transmission is actually pretty easy. ...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
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection is typically passed along by oral secretions (i.e. Saliva); so, certainly sharing a bottle would be a possible vehicle for transfer of saliva--much like kissing! please exercise caution with thorough cleansing of eating utensils used by those infected. ...Read more
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