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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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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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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does an amoxicillan mono rash last?

How long does an amoxicillan mono rash last?

Rash:amoxicillin/mon: Rash associated with amoxicillina nd infectitious mononucleosis may last for few days to few weeks. ...Read more

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I have mono.How long does diarrhea last with mono?

I have mono.How long does diarrhea last with mono?

Infectious Mono: This disease, caused by the epstein barr virus, does not usually produce diarrhea as one of the classic symptoms. See a doctor and find out what is really going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can mono symptoms last doc said i was recently exposed to it but i been having the symptoms for over 1year. Can it be something else? Nueuro?

Mononucleosis: Mono (ebstein barr viral ebv infection) an recur or, rarely, become chronic, active ebv infection. If you continue to be ill, it would be important to rule out other possible infections with similar symptoms. There are tests to show:acute vs recurrent ebv. You may refer to the following mayo clinic reference: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.Htm. Talk with your doctor about healthtap:). ...Read more

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How long will an amoxicillin rash from mono last?

How long will an amoxicillin rash from mono last?

Amoxicllin rash: Drug rashes tend (note this well) about 2-3 weeks. They will get redder when you work out, get out of a hot shower, get upset, or go out in the sun. The less you look, the quicker it goes! ...Read more

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How does a 2 year old get mono? Immune system problem? How long will it last?

How does a 2 year old get mono? Immune system problem? How long will it last?

Close contact: Around the world eb virus infections (mono) are commonly experienced in early childhood. The virus is spread in the saliva of both symptomatic & some asymptomatic patients & can live for several hours outside the body. Incubation can be 30-50 days & symptoms can be minimal, last o few weeks or a few months in < 10%90% of adults have been infected in their lifetime. ...Read more

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I recently found out I had mono. (about 2 months ago) how long will symptoms last? Still very fatigued.

I recently found out I had mono. (about 2 months ago) how long will symptoms last? Still very fatigued.

Varies: The duration of fatigue from mono can vary - up to 6 months. If an intercurrent infection occurs before you've fully convalesced, then your "mono" symptoms may recur. ...Read more

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Dr assumed I had a false positive for Mono, & gave a z-pk for strep. I now have this horrible rash, how long does a z-pk induced rash last?

Dr assumed I had a false positive for Mono, & gave a z-pk for strep. I now have this horrible rash, how long does a z-pk induced rash last?

Hold On: It is quite rare that there is a Zithromax rash or allergy. Having been ill this rash could be part of the syndrome that brought you to the doctor in the first place. Please get this rash examined today. ...Read more

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BW said reactivated Mono. How long can it last in adults?I've heard 3-6 months. How long can lymph nodes hurt/be swollen? Scared actually lymphoma?

How sure is the dx?: Reactivated mononucleosis is unusual. Most cases of mono are caused by EBV but CMV also can cause. While exceptions exist, usually mononucleosis confers lifelong immunity. Serologies are often used to check, however remain positive after acquiring the infection even many years. The monospot (EBV) is usually only positive for 3-5months p. infx. Other things can cause mono-like syndrome. ...Read more

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I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

Can't really say: Every case of mono is different so it is impossible to tell you how long it will last. Make sure you are following your doctor's recommendation and getting sufficient rest. ...Read more

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Can antibodies or immunity to mono be passed through breastfeeding? If so for how long does the immunity last?

Can antibodies or immunity to mono be passed through breastfeeding? If so for how long does the immunity last?

Not much: The IGG antibodies that develop after mono are not passed in significant quantities in breast milk.They do pass through the placenta, so that immunity is available for the first 3 months or so. BM antibodies are primarily IGA which helps stop any germs from getting through, but it is not as strong a deterrent as the IGG. ...Read more

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Doctor said I am at the last part of mono, its been 6 weeks in, my spleen is great, wondering how long till I start feeling 100% & can workout normal?

Doctor said I am at the last part of mono, its been 6 weeks in, my spleen is great, wondering how long till I start feeling 100% & can workout normal?

Hard to say: Most adults are impaired for 2-3 weeks with a subset with lingering effects for 2-3 months. The myth of a chronic mono/fatigue has been refuted (see CDC) . Much of recovery time is based on pre-illness health and other individual factors. ...Read more

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