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How do you treat glandular fever ?

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Supportive care: Glandular fever (or infectious mononucleosis, as it is known in the us) is caused by the epstein barr virus; treatment is purely supportive care to reduce fever and aches with nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...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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How can I treat glandular fever/mono/ebv?

How can I treat glandular fever/mono/ebv?

Rest & good nutrition: There is no special meds for mono. The treatment is supportive & situational. Those who play contact sports or ride horses or bicycles should not do so if they have an enlarged spleen (trauma can lead to rupture). Appropriate rest and proper nutrition should allow the body to heal as fast as possible. In adults, it can take weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat arm and shoulder pain from glandular fever?

How to treat arm and shoulder pain from glandular fever?

Mono???: Glandular fever is an old name for infectious mononucleosis. You say you're 49 years old and you have mono? That's fairly unusual, as it's usually a disease of children and adolescents. But if you have arm and shoulder pain, you can take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Random stomach pangs since being diagnosed with glandular fever. How to treat tgis?

Random stomach pangs since being diagnosed with glandular fever. How to treat tgis?

Might be spleen: Glandular fever, or infectious mononucleosis as it is known in the us, is often associated with an enlarged spleen; this may be causing your discomfort. Rest and supportive care are all you can do, and avoid strenuous physical activity/contact sports to avoid the risk of splenic rupture. ...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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How do you get glandular fever?

How do you get glandular fever?

EBV: Glandular fever is caused by the epstein barr virus and is also known as mononucleosis. The virus is contracted by contact with another person who is infected, generally through saliva. Used to be called the "kissing disease" for this reason. Coughing and sharing utensils and cups etc can also spread the disease. Sometimes people are infectious without having symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does glandular fever last?

How long does glandular fever last?

Glandular fever: Following infection by the virus, symptoms usually persist for 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can be more prolonged. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of glandular fever?

What are symptoms of glandular fever?

Several symptoms: The main symptoms of glandular fever (usually called infectious mononucleosis in North America, or just "mono") are sore throat, fever, fatigure, and enlarged/inflamed lymph nodes, especially in the neck but also often in armpits, groin, and other locations. Most symptoms last 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can last several weeks. GF/mono mostly occurs in children and young adults, uncommon after age 25. ...Read more

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What can be done for a glandular fever?

What can be done for a glandular fever?

Symptom Relief!: Infectious mononucleosis (im; also known as ebv infectious mononucleosis, and sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease from its oral transmission or simply as mono in north america and as glandular fever in other english-speaking countries) is an infectious widespread viral disease caused by the ebv, a type of herpes virus. It is rxed symptomatically. Steroids course may be needed if severe. ...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


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