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Immune System After Mono
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 HIV and those who don't have mono. And 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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