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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What to do if I was told that you cannot take antibiotic when you have glandular fever. is this true?

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Penicillin group of antibiotics are to be avoided during acute phase due to developing diffuse non-allergic rash, & also since antibiotics have no anti-viral effect.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I've got the symptoms of glandular fever, and I'm getting worse. doctor says antibiotics don't help?

Correct

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In fact, ampicillin, if given to patients with infectious mononucleosis, can produce a rash which will leave the person labeled as "allergic to penicillin" even if they are not. Antibiotics have no effect against EBV and can produce major complications. Listen to your doctor. They sound as if they are very good and know what they are doing.
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Is it possible to recontract glandular fever?

Yes

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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.
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What is the treatment for glandular fever?

No clear treatment.

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure

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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.
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IHow to tell if I have glandular fever?

Blood test

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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.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What's the probability of having glandular fever in your late 40's?

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Less than 10%, since about 90% of adults would have acquired immunity by age 40.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

Infectious Mono

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Fever, sore throat, profound malaise and fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, often in the posterior cervical chain, sometimes hepatitis and enlarged spleen with tenderness in left upper quadrant of abdomen.
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What is glandular fever and relation to high iga levels?

Indicates infection

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Glandular fever, an uncommon name for mononucleosis, triggers immune responses in those infected. The immune system makes IgG, IgM, & IgA antibodies against the Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus. Elevated IgA against EBV mean good active immune function. Total IgA - IgA directed against all sorts of stuff - is not elevated in mono. This could be result of misunderstanding of 1989 report by Wakiguchi et al.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

How do you treat glandular fever ?

Supportive care

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Glandular fever (or infectious mononucleosis, as it is known in the US) is caused by the Epstein Barr virus; treatment is purely supportive care to reduce fever and aches with NSAIDs or Tylenol.
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