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Has Anyone Had Any Luck Getting Rid Of Mono Quickly
It's a virus: Mononucleosis is caused by epstein-barr virus. Up to 50% of people are infected with the virus by the age of 5. Most are asymptomatic carriers. The symptoms associated with acute infection can include sore throat/tonsillitis, muscle aches, weakness, fever, & most commonly prolonged fatigue. There really is no way to get over the problem faster other then supportive care. Get your rest! ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Depend on severity and signs. Splenomegaly and some nodes may persist a bit longer. Many symptoms are clear by 2 weeks. ...Read more
Is mono something you have for life? Like carrying the infection for life? Or you can get rid of it completely?
I have gotten mono twice so far in college. What can I do to prevent it, and how can I get rid of it?
I have mono right now , and I was wondering after I get rid of mono and no longer have it how long would I have to wait to kiss my bf , ?
No good answers: First, once you are infected with EBV, the virus that causes Mono, you will carry it for the rest of your life, although it is latent meaning it does not cause symptoms. Because the virus is still in your body, there is always the chance that you can pass it to others. Most people become infected with EBV at some time during their life, so there is a chance that your boyfriend is already infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic: Symptomatic relief mean treat symptoms, painfull soreness in the throat after or during mono can be relieved for over the counter chloraseptic spray or cepachol lozenges , the frequency varies from the symptoms, magic mouth wash may helped too and also Lidocaine viscus that has to be prescribed for doctor and varies from the concentration, good news it will get better hope helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had mono when I was younger, could that have been EBV, if so am I still contagious or does the body get rid of it ?
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is a viral infection (EBV) that can cause extreme fatigue, sore throat, cough, abdominal pains, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. Treatment for Mononucleosis is mainly supportive, meaning plenty of fluids and rest until your immune system isolates it. Spleen enlargement is an uncommon but serious possibility. EBV is a lifelong infection, but usually remains silent. ...Read more
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