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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Mono From Drinking Out Of Someones Waterbottle Who Has Mono

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Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

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

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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I drank from the same water bottle as someone who has mono. Will i get mono and how long till i know?

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

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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?

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?

Not necessarily.: If your boyfriend has been infected with the epstein barr virus then activities such as kissing could transmit the virus to you. He may or may not have contracted it. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes simplez 1 virus if i had infectious mononucleosis?

Could i get herpes simplez 1 virus if i had infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus. Although this is one of the herpes viruses it is totally different from hsv1. Infection with ebv will not protect against subsequent infection with hsv1 nor vice versa. ...Read more

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Can someone who has CMV and had infectious mononucleosis get it over and over throughout their life?

Can someone who has CMV and had infectious mononucleosis get it over and over throughout their life?

You can get CMV ONLY: Infectious mononucleosis gradually clears up and you don't get it again but CMV can flare up when your immune system is weak due to any cause. ...Read more

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If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

Relapse of mononucle: Even though you can get a relapse og mononucleosis, you can not predict when it will happen and ifit will happen.Even thogh there is possibility of relapse you dont have to worry that you will get it back next semester.Do not worry in all probabilities it will not happen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Yes: It is best not to kiss on the mouth unless you have already had infectious mono or know yourself to have had epstein-barr infectious mono yourself. ...Read more

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Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Doctors note: It depends on how sick you are with mononucleosis, some patients do not feel that sick and are able to attend school, but others may miss school for few to several daus and excuse can be given, it also depends on the complication and involvement of liver with abnormal liver function test and accompaning tiredness , fatigue, and lethargy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more