Top
25
Doctor insights on: Mono Sore Throat Remedies

Share
Dr. Michael Ein
760 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Could you tell me ways to treat a mono-related sore throat?

Could you tell me ways to treat a mono-related sore throat?

Sore throat: It is a viral illness. Needs symptomatic therapy. Take enough fluids, rest, otc pain medication. ...Read more

5

5
Have a bad sore throat . No never. Test were negative for mono. What could it be?

Sore throat: There are many causes for sore throat: viral infection, bacterial pharyngitis, tonsillitis, tumor, reflux, muscle pull, etc. If your doctor cannot give you an answer, and the soreness persists, ask to see a specialist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can you have mono without the sore throat?

Can you have mono without the sore throat?

Sure: Many people have mono and don' even know they are sick. The illness has a wide range of symptoms, from just feeling a little under the weather for a day or tow to the full blown complex of sore throat, enlarged liver and spleen with intense fatigue and everything in between. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it possible to have mono without sore throat?

Is it possible to have mono without sore throat?

It would be unusual: It is theoretically possible to have mono without experiencing a sore throat. Common symptoms of mono include tiredness, sore throat, weakness, swollen tonsils, night sweats, swollen and possibly painful lymph nodes, rash, enlarged spleen as well as headache. ...Read more

10

10
Does mono give you a sore throat with maybe a white spot on the back of the throat ?

Does mono give you a sore throat with maybe a white spot on the back of the throat ?

It can: Yes, mono can cause a very sore throat with white patches on the back of your throat/tonsils. However, there are many other infections that can also cause those symptoms. Mono is usually also associated with extreme fatigue and swollen lymph glands in the neck. If you suspect mono, there is a blood test that can be run to help determine if this is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

11

11
I have a sore throat for 4 weeks now and they said it was Strep type B but now it's negative. And I still have a sore throat. Could it be mono?

I have a sore throat for 4 weeks now and they said it was Strep type B but now it's negative. And I still have a sore throat. Could it be mono?

Yes, possibly: Group B strep rarely causes sore throat. GBS often resides normally in the throat so positive test didn't mean it was causing your symptoms, which probably were due to a virus, not GBS. Mononucleosis is one possible cause of prolonged sore throat, but usually there are other symptoms too, like fever, lymph node enlargement, and fatigue. Discuss with your doctor, maybe have a test for mono. ...Read more

12

12
Can my 14yr old have mono without a sore throat?

Can my 14yr old have mono without a sore throat?

Yes : Mononucleosis can occur without any symptoms. Although sore throat is a common symptom, it isn't there 100% of the time in symptomatic patients. ...Read more

13

13
I have a painful sore throat that feels raw and swollen what could it mean besides mono and strep?

I have a painful sore throat that feels raw and swollen what could it mean besides mono and strep?

Virus.: Many viral illnesses (common cold) cause symptoms similar to strep or mono. Sometimes acid reflux can also cause a raw or painful throat. ...Read more

14

14
My son has Mono, his only symptom is a sore throat. he never felt tired. can he work out alone? and how long should he avoid his girlfriend

My son has  Mono,  his only symptom is a sore throat.  he never felt tired.  can he work out alone? and how long should he avoid his girlfriend

Mono: She likely already had the disease. The risk with mono can be enlargement of the spleen and this generally occurs within the 1st few weeks. Have your doctor check him for this. All the best. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Have mono, got it may 29th or so. Sore throat is gone but now it feels like I have stuff stuck in my throat. No pain just irritating. Is this normal?

Have mono, got it may 29th or so. Sore throat is gone but now it feels like I have stuff stuck in my throat. No pain just irritating. Is this normal?

Yes: The lymph nodes and tissue may still be swollen, even if you can't feel the swollen glands at the surface. This may give you that fullness feeling in your throat. Make sure to get plenty of rest, as trying to do too much too soon can cause relapses with mono. ...Read more

17

17
I get tired easily an feel almost always very tired. Nothing else wrong but I'm only 17 if I had mono i would have had a sore throat first and I didnt?

Tiredness : You are correct. You should have a very sore throat with mono. Maybe there is another cause: Anemia, low thyroid, depression, asthma and there are more illness that can cause tiredness. The most common though is not enough sleep! If you you are burning your 17 year old candle from both ends then try simplifying your life and sleeping more. If that does not work see the doctor to test you ...Read more

19

19
How do I get rid of my sore throat when I have mono it really hurts ?

How do I get rid of my sore throat when I have mono it really hurts ?

Symptomatic: Symptomatic relief mean treat symptoms, painfull soreness in the throat after or during mono can be relieved for over the counter chloraseptic spray or cepachol lozenges , the frequency varies from the symptoms, magic mouth wash may helped too and also Lidocaine viscus that has to be prescribed for doctor and varies from the concentration, good news it will get better hope helps! ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

21

21
22 F. Sore throat 2 mnths bk. Not Mono. Got treated with cefixime. Still bilateral palpable submandibular nodes. When will they go away?

Variable: These nodes enlarge while fighting off an inflammatory process, which is what they do for a living. How fast they resolve depends upon many variables and do not have enough info from you to speculate, but 4-6 weeks or more would not be unusual. ...Read more

22

22
My 14 year old had mono two years ago. She has been chronically ill since with every sore throat and cold that comes along. Could this be related?

My 14 year old had mono two years ago.  She has been chronically ill since with every sore throat and cold that comes along.  Could this be related?

Unlikely: The CDC has essentially ruled out the myth of a chronic mono more than a decade ago. Whether the intensity of her illness then and continued poor health relate to a deeper issue is unknown. A thorough evaluation by a pediatric infectious disease specialist may help you sort out her problems and a way to help. ...Read more

23

23
I recovered from mono a few weeks ago, but now i'm back to having a sore throat and huge lymph nodes.Is this a relapse? Will it last as long as before

Watchful waiting: Swollen lymph nodes are common after a throat infection and commonly found in mono. If you have no fever and the sore throat is manageable with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen then wait for it to resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen then seek medical attention as you may have gotten strep. ...Read more

24

24
Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures ...Read more

25

25
Do you think I am getting mono if I have a bad sore throat and big tonsils?

Do you think I am getting mono if I have a bad sore throat and big tonsils?

Maybe: Mono is an infection with a virus that does make the tonsils swell as well as give the person general malaise and fatigue. It's best diganosed by a physician so, until you get there, please stay hydrated with water/juice/fruit (not soda). ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,178 doctors shared insights

Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more