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

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

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

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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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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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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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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
378 doctors shared insights

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