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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Infectious Mononucleosis

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What is non infectious mononucleosis?

What is non infectious mononucleosis?

I do not know: Infectious mono is a serious viral mediated illness which is well known. Other viral, illnesses, and bacterial illnesses can cause similar symptoms of sore throat, nodes, malaise etc. ...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 severe is infectious mononucleosis?

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How severe is infectious mononucleosis?

Depends: The core symptoms of fever and sore throat often resolve within a couple of weeks; however, the fatigue can last for months. Unfortunately, there is no efficacious way to treat the fatigue, as it's a sequela of the infection and not evidence of continued infection; that is, even if you had an antiviral for it, there would be no benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I have infectious mononucleosis?

Listen to body: Overall, there are no medications to treat mono. Considering the average duration is 3 months, it is best to NOT push your activity levels. As you gradually improve, you gradually increase activity. Slow gradual resumption of normal activity is best. Since EB a sibling to herpes, OTC amino acid Lyseine and Rx for herpes may help one through the experience a bit more quickly ...Read more

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What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

Virus: It is a virus, called epstein barr, that causes a generalized infection of the body. It usually lasts for weeks to months. The spleen enlarges due to recycling of damaged red blood cells. That makes it dangerous to do contact sports during the illness. Almost 100% of those infected recover completely and are immune to the virus for life afterwards. It is spread through body fluids. ...Read more

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What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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Can you contract infectious mononucleosis more than once?

Can you contract infectious mononucleosis more than once?

No, but...: Classic infectious mono results from epstein-barr infection, but the first time you meet CMV and the first time you meet toxoplasmosis, exactly the same syndrome can happen to you. More importantly, acute HIV infections, a medical emergency, looks like infectious mono. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

Surprise: When the serology test was first used it was thought to be diagnostic. Eventually it was found that most people were positive. It appears that the eb virus is an opportunist organism that is "waiting in the wings" for some body chemistry that provides its advantage. Then the serology titre (concentrration) goes up as the organism becomes active. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...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