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What is the treatment for glandular fever?

What is the treatment for glandular fever?

No clear treatment.: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. It can be transmitted by oral contact, like kissing, and airborne saliva droplets. At this time, there is no specific treatment. Paracetamol/tylenol and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be used to help the flu like symptoms. Otherwise it resolves over 2-4 weeks without issues. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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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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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

Can be normal: The common screening test for this problem can be negative early in the illness, becoming positive several weeks later.There are also other (non EB) viruses that cause a glandular fever and these will never show up as a positive. ...Read more

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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

Insufficient info: How do you know that you have glandular fever? What tests were done? If you have persistent fever or enlarged lymph glands please consult a doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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If it doesn't get better in a couple of days to go back for some blood tests. Is it possibly glandular fever?

If it doesn't get better in a couple of days to go back for some blood tests. Is it possibly glandular fever?

Re-ask: I am sorry but i suspect part of your queston may have been cut off. With the info provided, a good response can not be provided. ...Read more

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Why won't my swollen lymph glands go down after having glandular fever 3 years ago?

Why won't  my swollen lymph  glands go down after having glandular fever 3 years ago?

Hard to say: If you are also having other symptoms (fevers, chills, nightsweats, weight loss) you should have a full physical examination. Sometimes it is necessary to remove a small amount of the lymph node to make sure there aren't any other problems like a smoldering infection or lymphoma. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Infectious Mono: Fever, sore throat, profound malaise and fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, often in the posterior cervical chain, sometimes hepatitis and enlarged spleen with tenderness in left upper quadrant of abdomen. Also called glandular fever, kissing disease, ebv, etc. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

Possible.: Chances are as an adult you may have already had it. Infectious mono is a common illness and 90% of adults have antibody against the virus which indicates prior exposure. It is not particularly contagious, but may be shed in secretions for years after the infection. Reasonable to avoid contact for the acute period. ...Read more

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If I have glandular fever, any suggestions of anything to help me recover?

If I have glandular fever, any suggestions of anything to help me recover?

Take it easy.: The disease can have a variable course in time. Titrate your activities to not overdo it and no contact sports for several months. ...Read more

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Can you get glandular fever from kissing?

Can you get glandular fever from kissing?

Yes.: Infectious mono is sometimes called the "kissing disease." virus can be shed in saliva for years after the infection. 90% of adults have antibodies to the virus indicating prior exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue to work if I have glandular fever?

Is it safe to continue to work if I have glandular fever?

Mononucleosis : When you feel well enough, you can. No contact sports though. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions on how to speed recovery from glandular fever?

Do you have any suggestions on how to speed recovery from glandular fever?

Sometimes steroids: Steroids such as prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono (glandular fever) to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. It will take as much time as it takes. There isn't a medication to speed up recovery. ...Read more

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Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Yes: Glandular fever involves the lymph nodes and that can be anywhere including the groin. If you have not seen a doctor, now would be a good idea. There are other conditions that may resemble "glandular fever" and treatment may be of benefit ...Read more

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Can glandular fever cause night sweats?

Can glandular fever cause night sweats?

Glandular fever: Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus can be passed from person to person by close contact (especially kissing). It can possibly also be caught by sharing cups, toothbrushes, etc.It can cause night sweats and fever. http://patient.info/health/glandular-fever-infectious-mononucleosis-leaflet ...Read more

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Could glandular fever produce white tongue?

Could glandular fever produce white tongue?

Not directly: It could be related, however if a bacterial infection is the source of your white tongue. If your tongue is entirely coated in white, you are likely to have an inflammation of the papillae that is caused by dead bacteria, debris and dead cells getting stuck among them. Smoking, excessive mouth breathing, dehydration, excessive alcohol intake, and poor oral hygiene can also be factors. ...Read more

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Is it common for eyes to swell up with glandular fever?

Usually not: Unless it has been complicated by other problems. ...Read more

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How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

Day/couple days..: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. Two blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. The WBC is part of a complete blood count (CBC) and usually takes one day. The other may be longer, like two to four days, depending on the lab schedule, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more