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Can You Get Mono From Drinking Out Of Someones Waterbottle Who Has Mono
I drank from the same water bottle as someone who has mono. Will I get mono and how long till I know?
Can't say if you: Will be infected or not - but that is a risky behavior. It may take 10 to 60 days to develop symptoms of mononucleosis. Read more
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
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
So the bf shared a drink with someone who has mono and then I got with him afterwards does this mean I will have mono?
My roommate who has mono drank from my drink thinking it was hers and I drank after her. What should I do?
Can infectious mononucleosis (mono test negative- but antibodies positive- I had it in the past) be the reason for increased TSH? Is T4 necessary?
Unlikely: With a normal incubation expected to run 4-6 weeks this is not likely to be your problem. 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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