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Can mono have caused a lowered immune system?

Can mono have caused a lowered immune system?

"immune system"??: People with compromised immune systems can develop several complications of the virus. The virus itself leads to generalized weakness / fatigue which can be prolonged and may be mislabeled as a weakened "immune system" but generally does't further impair response to other infections. Poor nutrition, stress, lack of sleep and even loneliness are factors that can adversely effect our immune syst ...Read more

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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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Is it possible that mono caused a lowered immune system?

Is it possible that mono caused a lowered immune system?

Yes: The virus that causes mono infects immune system cells and can change the immune system in a variety of ways. Usually, the changes are only temporary. ...Read more

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I had a very bad case of mono about a year ago, even after a year can it still make my immune system weak and vulnerable?

I had a very bad case of mono about a year ago, even after a year can it still make my immune system weak and vulnerable?

No, not likely: Mono does cause infection in the Lymphocytes but the infection clears up in a matter of few weeks and the Lymphocyte count (these are the immune cells) return to normal within 4-6 weeks. Your immune system should be normal by now. So get your mind off of it and live a normal life. ...Read more

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I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

EBV: The epstein barr virus, like other herpesviruses, remains in your body for a lifetime once you have acquired it. Fortunately it seldom produces recurrences of disease but simply remains dormant in your body. Whether this in any way affects your immune system is not completely known, but if it does it is not likely for you to notice it, and you will also be sharing it with almost all other people. ...Read more

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After having mono is your immune system weak for a long time?

Can be: But not necessarily. Mono can be a mild or significant illness. I have found that chinese medicine is the best answer! . All my mono patients I have see the chinese medicine practitioners. Recovery is shorter, the immune system restores quicker, fatigue is less, any lab abnormalities resolve faster. Look into it. You will be pleased. ...Read more

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How does a 2 year old get mono? Immune system problem? How long will it last?

How does a 2 year old get mono? Immune system problem? How long will it last?

Close contact: Around the world eb virus infections (mono) are commonly experienced in early childhood. The virus is spread in the saliva of both symptomatic & some asymptomatic patients & can live for several hours outside the body. Incubation can be 30-50 days & symptoms can be minimal, last o few weeks or a few months in < 10%90% of adults have been infected in their lifetime. ...Read more

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I Had mono 30 years ago, now my daughter has it, and my immune system is compromised, What are the chances that I can get it again?

Depends: Usually, once you have had an infection, your immune system remembers that and you have a lower risk of getting that infection again. Mono sometimes can recur despite this. The real question is what type of immune system compromise you have. ...Read more

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After having mono, is your immune system going to be weak the rest of your life?

After having mono, is your immune system going to be weak the rest of your life?

Mono: No. Mono doesn't weaken the immune system. The textbook states that one cannot come down with mononucleosis again but there are exceptions. ...Read more

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I had a very very bad case of mono about a year and a half ago, even after a year and a half of having it can I still have a weak immune system today?

I had a very very bad case of mono about a year and a half ago, even after a year and a half of having it can I still have a weak immune system today?

More details: We need to know what you meant by having a weak immune system. Do you have frequent infections especially those involving the sinuses and the lungs? Do you have frequent skin boils? These are just some of the examples. ...Read more

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95% of people carry EBV but only a few get mono. Does that mean these few have much weaker immune system and potential to get more serious stuff? Help

95% of people carry EBV but only a few get mono. Does that mean these few have much weaker immune system and potential to get more serious stuff? Help

No difference: There is no known difference in the immune systems between people who get symptoms of mononucleosis when they catch EBV and those who don't have mono. It seems to be random. Those with or without obvious mono are not known to have any higher risk of other complications of EBV, such as rare cases of lymphoma. ...Read more

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How badly does mono hurt your immune system? I had mono half a year ago, and since, it seems like I catch every virus/infection I come in contact with

How badly does mono hurt your immune system? I had mono half a year ago, and since, it seems like I catch every virus/infection I come in contact with

Ebstein bar: Or mononuecleosis is a herpes virus spread by the rout of saliva
like other herpes virus it has a latency period
it can transform the B immune cells which is involved in your immune system, and hence reduced resistance to iinfection
usually infection lasts 2 weeks, but in some it can give chronic mononuleosis or Burkits lymphoma
you need to be evaluated for tha through your physician ...Read more

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I had mono about 4 years ago and was wondering if lemon juice could help boost my immune system?

I had mono about 4 years ago and was wondering if lemon juice could help boost my immune system?

No compelling proof: There is no published, peer-reviewed scientific evidence that lemon juice provides an immune stimulating effect. There is evidence that concentrated lime juice has a protein that can inhibit immune capacity in rabbits, not humans. Be careful about stimulating the immune system. Mono is an infection that rarely involves persistent, latent virus. The usual course is full recovery & memory antibody. ...Read more

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I was wondering if there was a way I can help my immune system snice the mono messed it up and how I can get more energy I'm also a new mother my little boy is only 11 months old?

I was wondering if there was a way I can help my immune system snice the mono messed it up and how I can get more energy I'm also a new mother my little boy is only 11 months old?

Mono/new baby: Most patients will recover from mono but this may takes months. New baby=no sleep= exhaustion. There is no sure way to boost the immune system but regular & moderate exercise, stress reduction, good sleep habit, healthier diet (more antioxidant), and adequate vitamin D3 intake may help. ...Read more

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I had infectious mono as a child. Can it reoccur and does it weaken immune systems for life? Ty

Yes: It is possible to catch it again. It does weaken the immune system, however the weakness can last anywhere between a couple weeks to a couple months. You will feel tired and weak. ...Read more

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Can I take herbal supplements that boost my immune system and a prevent mono infection?

Can I take herbal supplements that boost my immune system and a prevent mono infection?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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If you've had mono before, are you immune from getting it again?

If you've had mono before, are you immune from getting it again?

Yes and no: The cause of most mono is the eb virus and it should give you lifelong immunity. Between 5-10% of mono is caused by a collection of othe agents (cmv, toxoplasma gondii, hepatitis, adenovirus). Immunity to one form of mono does not protect you from the others. ...Read more

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Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.

Yes: Mono a syndrome, named for the predominance of a particular white cell, the monocyte during the active illness. 80% is triggered by the EB virus, while a hand full of other viruses and germs can produce similar symptoms/monocyte predominance. If immune suppressed, you are more likely to have such problems. Confer with your doc as needed to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have mono can I kiss someone who is already immune to the virus?

If I have mono can I kiss someone who is already immune to the virus?

Depends: If they are receptive to the idea, yes. If they are immune, you cannot give them a new infection. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr (moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr (moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. Http://www. Futuremedicine. Com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more

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What would high WBC (14.6) + high abs gran (9.3)+ high abs mono (1.8) be symptomatic of? Bacterial, viral, immune or could it possibly be cancer?

What would high WBC (14.6) + high abs gran (9.3)+ high abs mono (1.8) be symptomatic of? Bacterial, viral, immune or could it possibly be cancer?

High: Granulocyte counts points to stress or bacterial infection. CBC interpertations need to be viewed in context of history and physical exam (go back to your doctor that ordered the test), and cannot deliver an answer in isolation. Uncommonly some tumors cause such results. And sometimes it is normal on next draw. ...Read more

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Where immune system is located?

All over: Immunes ystem is located all over your body. ...Read more

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Can I improve my immune system?

Can I improve my immune system?

Good immune systems.: Eat a healthy diet. Get adequate sunshine, exercise and come from parents with good immune systems. ...Read more

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How can the immune system work?

How can the immune system work?

Long story: In nut shell igg fight the diseases and keeps immunity up. Its in blood, which circulates every where. ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system?

Vitamins: Vitamins and a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best way. ...Read more

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What herbs help the immune system?

What herbs help the immune system?

Many good choices: There are many herbs proven to improve immune function. Some of the best choices include astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis, echinacea, eleuthero & medicinal mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, turkey tail, shiitake & maitake. See http://blog. Chestnutherbs. Com/herbs-for-the-immune-system & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/31/organic-mushrooms-for-immune-support. Aspx. ...Read more

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How can I better my immune system?

Immunity: Keep up all your immunizations, eat a healthy diet and stay away from people with infections. ...Read more

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Where is the immune system located?

All over.: The immune system is the bodies defense against invaders and is located in all body tissues with concentration in the mucosal surfaces and skin. ...Read more