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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
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