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Glandular Fever Diarrhea
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
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
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
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
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
No: Glandular fever is the lay term for mononucleosis which is a viral infection. Antibiotics are not used unless there is a co-existing bacterial infection. In many cases a patient with mono who is put on amoxicillin or ampicillin will break out in a typical whole body rash as an expected side effect. ...Read more
Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?
What to do if I was told that you cannot take antibiotic when you have glandular fever. Is this true?
If it doesn't get better in a couple of days to go back for some blood tests. Is it possibly glandular fever?
Re-ask: I am sorry but I suspect part of your queston may have been cut off. With the info provided, a good response can not be provided. ...Read more
Help! I have glandular fever and my glands on my neak are very swollen and I am in so much pain war should I do?
I had glandular fever now my immune system I can feel attacking my nerves mainly perephiral feel like im dying what's going on?
Vague: You're throwing around fancy terms like immune system & peripheral nerves but unfortunately you're not actually describing your symptoms in a way that is helpful to a doctor. Even "feel like I'm dying" is too nonspecific. If you know you have ebv you must have been diagnosed by a doctor; what does (s)he say? Do you lack confidence in your doctor? ...Read more
I am 23 and have glandular fever. The tiredness and symptoms are getting extremely bad now and keep getting worse please help. What should I do?
Do you have multiple enlarged lymph nodes.
Glandular fever is an old terminology.
Please you need to see a doctor.
You enlarged glands need to be evaluated.
Fever with enlarged glands could represent something more serious.
You should see a hematologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
I came home today with a high temperature but I am freezing cold and shivering. My partner may have glandular fever, what is wrong this me? Thank you.
Fever: Your temperature must have been rising quickly causing you to shiver. You are probably developing an infection the cause of which could be the same as your partner's glandular fever (viral nature). But it also could be something else. Wait for other symptoms to show before consulting your physician. Get rest right now in addition to taking a fever reducer and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more
EBV: Glandular fever is caused by the epstein barr virus and is also known as mononucleosis. The virus is contracted by contact with another person who is infected, generally through saliva. Used to be called the "kissing disease" for this reason. Coughing and sharing utensils and cups etc can also spread the disease. Sometimes people are infectious without having symptoms. ...Read more
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