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If Ive Had Mono Can I Get It Again From Someone Else
I'm home health aid take care of seniors if they have something like mono can I get it? I don't always wear gloves I been sleeping 11 hours per night
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Not good idea: Classic mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv). Other viruses can cause mono like diseases. Once you've had ebv, you get life long immunity. So you won't catch it again. But it's unwise to share glasses or other materials you put in your mouth with someone who's sick. Btw, ebv can be excreted in the urine for months after a person has recovered from the acute illness. ...Read more
U should B immune: Traditional ebv mono will give you long lasting immunity. There is some evidence that it can reactivate in those on immunosupressive agents or with weak immune systems, but you should be fine. There are more than one cause for mono like syndrome & if hers is from something different, you may be at risk. ...Read more
See below: Mononucleosis is generally a self limited infection that resolves without treatment. If there are complications or a severe infection corticosteroids like Prednisone are sometimes used. The decision to treat with Prednisone would be your doctor's as there are potential complications from this treatment. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can be taken for sore throat and fever. ...Read more
U should B immune: Traditional ebv mono will give you long lasting immunity. There is some evidence that it can reactivate in those on immunosuppressive agents or with weak immune systems, but you should be fine. There are more than one cause for mono like syndrome ; if his is from a different germ, you may be at risk. ...Read more
Perhaps: Being fitted for bifocal contact lenses can be challenging. If you have been successful with mono-vision for years, it may make more sense to continue doing the same. You should discuss you individual visual requirements with your eye doctor. ...Read more
If I have mono, can I give it to someone who already had it 3 years ago? In other words, will they get symptoms of mono again?
EBV: Infectious mononucleosis can recur, since once you have been infected it never goes away. It is like a squatter you cannot evict. It is unlikely that you will be reinfected since you already have the virus within your body. Epstein barr virus is a herpes virus and all of them act the same way. Once you get them - they are always yours. ...Read more
I've made out with a guy multiple times in the past few months who just found out he has mono what are the chances I will get it?
Depends on situation: Many of us acquire traditional ebv mono in infancy or childhood as a flu like illness that is not bad enough to go to the doctor or recognized if you did. If so, you may be immune. If you have been lip-locking for a while during his contagious period you had enough exposure to get it. Only time will tell. ...Read more
Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood. If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy. It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...Read more
Transfer: Mono like many viral illnesses is often contageous before the person knows they are sick. It will end up in their saliva which may pass to their fingers when they touch their face. It then will contaminate any surface/object/doorknob/banister etc that it touches. People often pick up these germs by touching objects & then touching their face/mouth. This can be transmitted intimately but often is not ...Read more
Unlikely: With a normal incubation expected to run 4-6 weeks this is not likely to be your problem. ...Read more
Saliva: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called kissing disease. Virus causing mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more
Yes: Many people will get this in childhood as a simple flu like illness and never be sick enough to seek care. If an adult is not immune, they can get it and usually have a more intense experience with it. Often they can be quite ill for up to 3 weeks and a few are ill for 3 months. ...Read more
Most get it once:
Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as mono.
More about mono:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/expert-answers/mononucleosis/faq-20058564 ...Read more
More than one cause: Traditional mononucleosis describes a flu like illness with fever, swollen glands & the appearance of monocytes (a white blood cell type) in the blood. About 90% of cases are caused by the eb virus, a member of the herpes virus family. Once experienced, immunity should be lifelong. Other agents like CMV virus, toxoplasma gondii, & adeno virus can cause a similar illness. ...Read more
Infancy: Mononucleosis can happen in infancy and is often no more intense than many of the other viral illneses they will experience. When they do have it, they develop immunity against later recurrences. ...Read more
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