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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. 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


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Recently had glandular fever +streptococcus c infection,treated with steroid and penicillin. now have sore throat, hurts when yawning and cough.

Recently had glandular fever +streptococcus c infection,treated with steroid and penicillin. now have sore throat, hurts when yawning and cough.

Abcess?: It is possible to develop an abcess following an acutely infected throat. Often the pain is one sided and becomes progressively worse. There may be a bulge of the area of the tonsils on the affected side. If this happens or you develop signs or symptoms of a more progressive infection - return of fever, nausea, chills, etc -you should seek treatment without delay. ...Read more

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Rash that is small dark red, hard, and painful to touch, accompanying white painless ones that appeared after sore throat fever, poss mono?

Rash that is small dark red, hard, and painful to touch, accompanying white painless ones that appeared after sore throat fever, poss mono?

Maybe: Difficult to be sure without seeing the rash. Certainly many varieties of rash may occur with mono and other viruses as well. Could be a drug eruption as well. The description suggests the need for an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do you need bed rest with mono? Is going to the movies ok after sore throat/fever gone? Whatare some reccomendations for activities-lowstress

How long do you need bed rest with mono? Is going to the movies ok after sore throat/fever gone? Whatare some reccomendations for activities-lowstress

Mononucleosis: After 1-2 weeks, you can return to tolerable activities and movies is perfect. It may take up to 1-2 months in some cases, but if you feel your symptoms are done, then simple activities like movies, shopping, walking, etc should be fine. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had fever in 5March for 2 weeks then cough for 1 months & not sore throat .In 16 April blood test was Mono positive.can it show another disease than?

I had fever in 5March for 2 weeks then cough for 1 months & not sore throat .In 16 April blood test was Mono positive.can it show another disease than?

Mono can present as: Mono is caused by virus's-either Ebstein Barr or Ctomegalo Virus. They both can cause sore throat, fatigue, and cough. if you are still having cough, i would suggest getting that looked at again as there may be other things. Mono can and usually does suppress your immune system which can lead to other bacteria or viruses taking opportunities to flare and cause issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up two mornings in a row, soon after being diagnosed with mono, and vomit? Happened twice already, but no fever or sore throat..?

Is it normal to wake up two mornings in a row, soon after being diagnosed with mono, and vomit? Happened twice already, but no fever or sore throat..?

Yes, that could be: considered normal. Mononucleosis is a viral infection usually (not always) caused by the Ebstein-Barr virus. More common symptoms are the fever and sore throat, as you suggest. My concern about hearing that you are vomiting is perhaps that is associated with spleen enlargement, a known complication of infectious mononucleosis.I would recommend a revisit with your doctor for evaluation. Good wishes ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more