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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

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

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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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Dr. David Earle
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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

Dr. David Earle
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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

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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Dr. Martin Raff
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What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

Mononucleosis: Assuming you are referring to EBV infection this depends upon how close a friend. This is often known as the kissing disease, but can be transmitted respiratorily in some instances. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What are the first symptoms you get with glandular fever?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What are the first symptoms you get with glandular fever?

May be many: Sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, profound fatigue, loss of appetite are common. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

Dr. Martin Raff
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How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Can not diagnose w: Available information. Please see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Infectious Mono: 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. Also called glandular fever, kissing disease, ebv, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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What's the probability of having glandular fever in your late 40's?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Glandular fever: Less than 10%, since about 90% of adults would have acquired immunity by age 40. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

Infectious Mono: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Glandular Fever (Definition)

Glandular fever is also known as Mono. 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


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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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