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How can I tell if my son has Glandular fever? He's has a rash, sore throat, temperature and I'm trying to get a clear answer so I know what to do.

How can I tell if my son has Glandular fever? He's has a rash, sore throat, temperature and I'm trying to get a clear answer so I know what to do.

Glandular Fever: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front & back of your neck and enlarged spleen &/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono & antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Hello I have glandular fever but I have recently developed a very painful rash and even worse lumps with a scab on top which are so sore?, please help

Hello I have glandular fever but I have recently developed a very painful rash and even worse lumps with a scab on top which are so sore?, please help

See your doctor : You should get in and see your general or primary care doctor for acre complete evaluation. Make sure you get seen within a week, or earlier if the symptoms are severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Yes: Glandular fever involves the lymph nodes and that can be anywhere including the groin. If you have not seen a doctor, now would be a good idea. There are other conditions that may resemble "glandular fever" and treatment may be of benefit ...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

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


Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more