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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is also known as Mono. 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


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If i've had mono already, can I get it again if I share glasses with someone else with mono?

If i've had mono already, can I get it again if I share glasses with someone else with mono?

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

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If i've had mono a couple years ago, can I get it again by kissing someone who currently has it?

If i've had mono a couple years ago, can I get it again by kissing someone who currently has it?

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

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Once someone gets and recovers from mono can they get it again?

No, you only get: mono once. You develop antibodies which protect you from getting it again. The test for the mono antibodies will remain positive; that is why some people misinterpret their results and think they have it again. ...Read more

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I've already had mono and my bf just got it, can i.Get it again from him?

I've already had mono and my bf just got it, can i.Get it again from him?

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

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Are multi-focal or bifocal contacts hard to get used to? I've been using mono-vision for years,

Are multi-focal  or bifocal contacts hard to get used to?  I've  been using mono-vision for years,

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

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Hello can someone could you help me get over mono please?

Hello can someone could you help me get over mono please?

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 or Ibuprofen can be taken for sore throat and fever. ...Read more

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If I shared food with someone who had mono when they were 2, will I get mono?

If I shared food with someone who had mono when they were 2, will I get mono?

Unlikely: While one has antibodies for life after being exposed to the virus that causes mono. The virus should no longer be causing a problem. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Unlikely,but possibl: The contagious period for mono is generally considered the first 3-4 weeks.However, the virus then will go dormant in a patient and may intermittently return to be secreted in the saliva over months or years. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

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