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Ebv IgM 1.3 IgG 1.5 ea 0.2 na 0.2. Dr states acute/new infection but i was told i had mono as a teen?

Ebv IgM 1.3 IgG 1.5 ea 0.2 na 0.2. Dr states acute/new infection but i was told i had mono as a teen?

Interesting: When the igm is positive it indicates acute new infection. Did you have a blood test as a teen that proves you had mono or was it a clinical (based on symptoms) diagnosis. My best suggestion is to see a chinese medicine practitioner. I have repeated success with chinese medicine clearing this up and helping your body recover. ...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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After continued sore throat my dr says a recurrence of mono, but WBC is 4.35 (neu 24 lym 51, mono 21). Is this reasonable? Doesn't mono increase wbc?

After continued sore throat my dr says a recurrence of mono, but WBC is 4.35 (neu 24 lym 51, mono 21). Is this reasonable? Doesn't mono increase wbc?

A Viral Infection: Like mononucleosis (ebv) can present with lymphocytosis (high % lymphocytes) and neutropenia (low neutrophils, wbc). Other symptoms should be considered as well as other diagnoses, however, if you're not improving. Best to discuss with your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more

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Otherwise very healthy football player, low fever 2 days, 3rd day: 102.7. Chills, sore throat, phlegm. Ibuprofen and cold cloth now. What more 2help?

Otherwise very healthy football player, low fever 2 days, 3rd day: 102.7. Chills, sore throat, phlegm. Ibuprofen and cold cloth now. What more 2help?

See a doctor today: Sounds like this started as a common cold, but maybe now complicated by something more serious, maybe pneumonia. More ibuprofen won't help. That high a fever plus shaking chills always needs immediate medical care. Do it today. Good luck! ...Read more

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9mo has yellow fluid in ear, no fever, runny nose, 2 new teeth that cut through recently & a junky chest cough. Happy & alert but refuses solids.

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9mo has yellow fluid in ear, no fever, runny nose, 2 new teeth that cut through recently & a junky chest cough. Happy & alert but refuses solids.

Needs to See Doctor: You child needs to go to the Pediatrician right away. Yellow fluid in the ear is not normal and should be diagnosed so your little one can get the needed treatment. ...Read more

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Son (7) had tonsillectomy on tuesday now low grade temp (~100 with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 q4h) and wet mucusy cough. Is this ok? He's not drinking or "eating" much

Son (7) had tonsillectomy on tuesday now low grade temp (~100 with tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 q4h) and wet mucusy cough. Is this ok? He's not drinking or "eating" much

Encourage activity: A fever after surgery is frequently atelectasis, a wrinkle in the lung from not taking deep breaths. Get him up and around. Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours frequently works better at this age than tylenol (acetaminophen)# 3. Use Ibuprofen if your surgeon says it's ok. Push fluids 20 minutes after pain meds. Dehydration causes more problems than most anything else after tonsillectomy. Don't worry about not eating. ...Read more

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My child 11.5yr F catch cold in morn.Had fever101at nun gvn paracetamol.Had 102 in eve gvn para with antibotc.Now at nght had 104Med gvn.can we sponge?

My child 11.5yr F catch cold in morn.Had fever101at nun gvn paracetamol.Had 102 in eve gvn para with antibotc.Now at nght had 104Med gvn.can we sponge?

OK to sponge: with lukewarm water. If water is too cool, it may cause shivering, which is counterproductive. Fever of 104 is not harmful and is the body's way of fighting infection, but concern is for dehydration, so be sure to push fluids. Occ. ibuprofen works better for fever, and that could be used instead of the paracetamol/Tylenol. Your child may have a virus and antibiotics won't help then. ...Read more

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Cough, not hacking just light with phlem. Fever 100.2 Otherwise feel fine.2 wks ago bacteria infection in throat took antibotics, same infection?

Cough, not hacking just light with phlem. Fever 100.2  Otherwise feel fine.2 wks ago bacteria infection in throat took antibotics, same infection?

UpperRespInfection: It seems you have a viral Upper Respiratory Infection.If you finished the course of antibiotics as prescribed it is not recurrence.Drink more fluids and take some over the counter cough med and if no better consult your doctor. Most of these viral infections are self limited and get better in 5 to 7 days ...Read more

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15 month old ate a 1/4-1/2" piece of a plasticfork tip 3 daysago.Wasokuntil yesterday afternoon. Lastnite was up screamingtons. Could it be from that?

15 month old ate a 1/4-1/2" piece of a plasticfork tip 3 daysago.Wasokuntil yesterday afternoon. Lastnite was up screamingtons. Could it be from that?

Dought it: Most kids that age quietly pass such a small object in their poo in 3-4 days with no issues.If the kid will not eat or drink and or settle to your consoling efforts, an urgent eval could sort it out. If the kids tummy is soft and s/he is quiet and playful between fussy periods, it is likely something minor. ...Read more

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2 yr old w/ fever puffy eyes diagnosed w/ mild throat virus... Possibilty of mono. Temp was102.5 mon now is 99.3 wo tylenol (acetaminophen) should I be concern mono?

2 yr old w/ fever puffy eyes diagnosed w/ mild throat virus... Possibilty of mono. Temp was102.5 mon now is 99.3 wo tylenol (acetaminophen) should I be concern mono?

Mono in infants: Mono in infancy is usually no more involved than a minor flu. Of course baby can be sickly & have hydration issues but the illness usually resolves within a week or so and confers immunity to the germ. In teens or adults mono can put you in bed for a month & really disrupt your life. ...Read more

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When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?

When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?

See your ENT: This is not the type of question that can be answered on a forum such as this. Too many serious issues. This requires a thorough ENT examination including tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy. In the meantime if you child is desaturating while using the pmv - do not use it. ...Read more

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Had open inguinal surgery with ethicon prolene mesh, on first day got fever which peaked 101f but came to 99 but taking panadol (acetaminophen) 500 mg x3, is this ok?

Had open inguinal surgery with ethicon prolene mesh, on first day got fever which peaked 101f but came to 99 but taking panadol (acetaminophen) 500 mg x3, is this ok?

Fever: The fever is concerning, ok to use tylenol (acetaminophen). Your team will monitor you for infection/seroma/hematoma. Continue to take your temperature daily and record it for your doc/surgeon. Call your surgeon if your fever recurs (above 102). Make sure you go to your post operative appointment and bring your temperature recordings. The mesh is standard for this operation. ...Read more

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Woke up drenched - changed, opened window and slept under a sheet (w t & boxers). It got down to 60F outside. Woke up cold (not shivering). Dangerous?

Woke up drenched - changed, opened window and slept under a sheet (w t & boxers). It got down to 60F outside. Woke up cold (not shivering). Dangerous?

No, not unless...: It's not dangerous to wake up sweaty, if due to sleeping in a hot room. It's not dangerous to sleep with the windows open unless one lives in a dangerous neighborhood. Whether one uses one sheet or two, or boxers or briefs, is not dangerous. It's not dangerous to wake up cold, if sleeping in a cold room. But, if the room is fine, and one gets chills and sweats, there may be an illness going on. ...Read more

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3 kid infect in 2 months. Peeing 8 times a HR.seen at Er peed in cup Dr said it looked like tea. Been on3 antibiotic. Y does this keep happening.

3 kid infect in 2 months. Peeing 8 times a HR.seen at Er peed in cup Dr said it looked like tea. Been on3 antibiotic. Y does this keep happening.

Upper UTI: You need to be seen and thoroughly evaluated by a urologist, perhaps in concert with an infectious diseases expert. This can be a dangerous and even life-threatening condition if not managed properly and existing predisposing factors like kidney stones removed. Do not delay seeing someone. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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4 days ago handled sickbird w/eye infect. wore gloves, washed. now have flu sym. ear sinus throat, low grade fvr. coincidence? BTW cat ate bird

4 days ago handled sickbird w/eye infect. wore gloves, washed. now have flu sym. ear sinus throat, low grade fvr. coincidence? BTW cat ate bird

Most Likely Not: If you wore gloves and washed your hands after touching bird, this is probably just a coincidence. However, if this does not seem to be resolving in a "normal fashion", lasting much longer than a viral infection, I would get it checked. Cat is OK. Disgusting, but OK! :-) ...Read more

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