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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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