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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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I've been diagnosed with mono/accute ebv. For the past month I've had one or two white spots appear and then disappear on my tonsils, y?

I've been diagnosed with mono/accute ebv. For the past month I've had one or two white spots appear and then disappear on my tonsils, y?

Normal: White spots in the tonsils absent pain, inflammation, or neck node enlargement occurs as a normal cheesy secretion accumulates within the tonsil crypts, and which spots can come and go. Tonsils are part of our immune system, which is so essential. After wwii, it became common and fashionable for many years to remove the adenoids and tonsils, which was probably misguided. ...Read more

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Can i have mono with a very enlarged tonsil but without pus and white spots on it?

Can i have mono with a very enlarged tonsil but without pus and white spots on it?

Yes you can.: Many times the tonsils are just enlarged and painful without pus or white spots. You may or may not have fever with it. If you think you might have mono, you should be seen by your physician to confirm that diagnosis and make sure it's not something else, such as strep or an abscess. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

Candidiasis ?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If it’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection. Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Mono & strep test neg. white spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated. Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone. What could it be?

Glad to hear ...: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into your recent illness and ongoing concerns. ...Read more

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There are yellow spots on my tonsils and it isnt strep or mono. What else could it be?

There are yellow spots on my tonsils and it isnt strep or mono. What else could it be?

Tonsillar stones: Without seeing it - viral inflammation and breakdown of white blood cells can accumulate in the crypts of the tonsils and form concretions that are referred to as stones or in "medicalese" tonsilloliths. They can often be dislodged with a tongue depressor or other blunt object. They are usually foul smelling and can cause bad breath. They are harmless otherwise. ...Read more

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Can white spots always mean strep or mono on your throat?

Can white spots always mean strep or mono on your throat?

Not necessarily....: White spots do not always mean infections like strep or mono. It may be candida (yeast). See your primary doc, ENT or dentist for examination and culture as necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

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