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What are symptoms of glandular fever?

What are symptoms of glandular fever?

Several symptoms: The main symptoms of glandular fever (usually called infectious mononucleosis in North America, or just "mono") are sore throat, fever, fatigure, and enlarged/inflamed lymph nodes, especially in the neck but also often in armpits, groin, and other locations. Most symptoms last 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can last several weeks. GF/mono mostly occurs in children and young adults, uncommon after age 25. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Ihow to tell if I have glandular fever?

Ihow to tell if I have glandular fever?

Blood test: Gludular fever, also known as infectious mononucleosis is caused by a type of virus called ebv (or epstein-barr virus). Most of the time, the doctor can diagnose this by examination, if in doubt, there are blood test to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of glandular fever?

What are the symptoms of glandular fever?

Mononucleosis: Glandular fever was the original term used for mononucleosis when it was first described in the 1800's. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and symptoms include fever, pharyngitis, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue and atypical lymphocytosis in the blood. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recontract glandular fever?

Is it possible to recontract glandular fever?

Yes: Glandular fever, usually caused by epstein-barr virus, can be caused by other pathogens such as toxoplasmosis or CMV so it could occur more than once. ...Read more

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Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure: The term is not a medical one, but either a lay term or a description of an illness. It may not necessarily refer to infection, because an illness like sarcoidosis may produce recurring glandular fever. Need more info. ...Read more

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What to do if I have glandular fever and am having trouble at uni?

What to do if I have glandular fever and am having trouble at uni?

Infectious mono: Unfortunately infectious mononucleosis or 'glandular fever' can be quite troublesome. The body needs energy and resources to fight the virus - so this depletes our every day energy and lowers our productivity. Hopefully at University you can get some sympathy from the professors - maybe some kind of reduced schedule? Your primary doc can often help with needed 'medical excuse' forms -so would call ...Read more

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How can I treat glandular fever/mono/ebv?

How can I treat glandular fever/mono/ebv?

Rest & good nutrition: There is no special meds for mono. The treatment is supportive & situational. Those who play contact sports or ride horses or bicycles should not do so if they have an enlarged spleen (trauma can lead to rupture). Appropriate rest and proper nutrition should allow the body to heal as fast as possible. In adults, it can take weeks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for glandular fever?

What is the treatment for glandular fever?

No clear treatment.: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. It can be transmitted by oral contact, like kissing, and airborne saliva droplets. At this time, there is no specific treatment. Paracetamol/tylenol and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be used to help the flu like symptoms. Otherwise it resolves over 2-4 weeks without issues. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to smoke with glandular fever?

Is it a bad idea to smoke with glandular fever?

Yes: It is always a bad idea to smoke and getting glandular fever is an excellent opportunity to quit. Smoking can only add to mucosal irritation and prolong recovery. ...Read more

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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

Can be normal: The common screening test for this problem can be negative early in the illness, becoming positive several weeks later. There are also other (non EB) viruses that cause a glandular fever and these will never show up as a positive. ...Read more

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Glandular fever / mono, stress and time off work, what to do?

Glandular fever / mono, stress and time off work, what to do?

Mononucleosis: If you have mono hydrate well, rest, use nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/ fever, gargle with warm salt water if your throat is sore ; avoid contact sports if your spleen is enlarged. Engage in pleasurable activities that are not-physically taxing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tonsillitis and glandular fever?

What is the difference between tonsillitis and glandular fever?

Description/diagnoss: Tonsillitis is just a lay term for the tonsils being infected or inflamed. Glandular fever is a lay term usually linked to EB Virus mononucleosis, a specific condition where the tonsils are often inflamed. ...Read more

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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

Insufficient info: How do you know that you have glandular fever? What tests were done? If you have persistent fever or enlarged lymph glands please consult a doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between Common cold and Glandular fever symptoms?

How to tell difference between Common cold and Glandular fever symptoms?

Both are viral: Cold usually have nasal congestion and glandular fever you don't ...Read more

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What can I do if my 16 year old daughter needs help with glandular fever, any advice?

What can I do if my 16 year old daughter needs help with glandular fever, any advice?

Mononucleosis: If she has glandular fever (mononucleosis) with significant symptoms it would be best for her to be evaluated by the family doctor. ...Read more

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Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?

Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?

EBV: Glandular fever is another term for infectious mononucleosis. Your doctor would have to suspect this and order a very specific test to aid in diagnosis. A routine CBC will not do. ...Read more

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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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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more