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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

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


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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

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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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My roommate who has mono drank from my drink thinking it was hers and I drank after her. What should I do?

My roommate who has mono drank from my drink thinking it was hers and I drank after her. What should I do?

Not much you can: Many people have mono in childhood and will be immune thereafter. If you were exposed and did not, it may not be enough to pass it on or it may be several weeks before you develop symptoms. There is no preventative treatment. Read more

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Can infectious mononucleosis (mono test negative- but antibodies positive- I had it in the past) be the reason for increased TSH? Is T4 necessary?

Can infectious mononucleosis (mono test negative- but antibodies positive- I had it in the past) be the reason for increased TSH? Is T4 necessary?

Unrelated: And T4 / free T4 is necessary if you have abnormal TSH reading, however, clinical context is more important, the doctor who ordered the tests is the best to judge which way to go, good luck Read more

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How could someone get mono the day after I drank after someone with it?

Unlikely: With a normal incubation expected to run 4-6 weeks this is not likely to be your problem. Read more

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I kissed someone who recently took a small sip out of a cup that someone with mono had been using. Am I at risk to get mono? What should I do?

Nothing: We are exposed everyday, the virus is ubiquitous, and most of us developed antibodies against it. Developing the disease itself depends on several factors, and not necessarily every exposure would result in a disease, good luck Read more

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Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Unlikely, but possibl: The contagious period for mono is generally considered the first 3-4 weeks. However, the virus then will go dormant in a patient and may intermittently return to be secreted in the saliva over months or years. Read more

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If I shared food with someone who had mono when they were 2, will I get mono?

If I shared food with someone who had mono when they were 2, will I get mono?

Unlikely: While one has antibodies for life after being exposed to the virus that causes mono.

The virus should no longer be causing a problem. Read more

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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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How do you get mono?

How do you get mono?

Saliva: Mono is an infection by epstein barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva. It may also be acquired through blood transfusion. For details see the site below.
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/infectious_mononucleosis/page3.htm#how_is_mono_transmitted_or_spread. Read more

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Why don't more adults get mono?

Childhood infection: Most cases of infectious mononucleosis ("mono") occur during childhood. The great majority of people make protective antibody that last long term, decreasing the incidence (new cases) of mono in adulthood. Read more

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My gf has mono. What should I do so I don't get it?

My gf has mono. What should I do so I don't get it?

May be too late: There is a reasonable chance you were exposed before she was diagnosed. AT your age, you may also have had it as a teen so would be protected. If neither case is true, avoid close contact. Read more

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Can you get mono from sharing a bottle?

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

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