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How Can I Get Rid Of An Antibiotic Rash With Mono
Will resolve: An antibiotic induced rash if not extensive will resolve in 1 to 2 weeks. If however it is uncomfortable your doctor can treat it with topical or internal steroids to speed up the resolution.If this is due to Ampicillin accompanying mono this is not allergic in nature and topicals are adequate treatemnt/. ...Read more
Been on amoxicillin for tonsillitis but didn't get rid of it.Still have swollen neck gland on left.Biaxin (clarithromycin) gave rash so now on third antibiotics.This ok?
Same as with: There is no real treatment or cure for mono.It is a self resolving illness. The risk you have with self diagnosis is overlooking a treatable illness that may present in the same way, and there are many. Mono can also have some complications that can be avoided with proper monitoring. Your choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gotten mono twice so far in college. What can I do to prevent it, and how can I get rid of it?
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
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
Is mono something you have for life? Like carrying the infection for life? Or you can get rid of it completely?
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