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Reaccuring Strep And Mono
Strep throat & mono: The symptoms of strep throat and mononucleosis overlap =sore throat, fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, stomachache, nausea and vomiting. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics and patient's condition improves within 24 to 48 hours. Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus and is not hepled by antibiotics. The above symptoms will persist until the virus runs its course. ...Read more
Duration: Of illness symptoms depends on appropriate treatment and underlying health status. Strep infections of the throat usually respond to antibiotics within a few days, while symptoms of mononucleosis can last for several weeks. ...Read more
At what point after completing my Rx for strep do I need to consider mono and how bad would I be feeling if that was a concern?
Anytime: Strep by itself should be improving with treatment within a week if not sooner. Part of the problem is that strep can co-exist with mono or other viral throat infections that may last longer (3wks +). Not that you can do much about it. Once you have reduced your risk of infecting others, the rest is focused on how to recover. ...Read more
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See full answer: Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. Strep is a specific bacteria that can cause tonsillitis or pharyngitis (infection of the throat). Mononucleosis is an infection caused by epstein barr virus. All three can present with severe sore throat, fever, and other symptoms. Your doctor can differentiate between them with a combination of physical exam and tests. ...Read more
Strep vs mono: The fact is that the symptoms of these two diseases are not distinguishable on clinical grounds. They both present with severe sore throat (of course a 2-year old can't tell you that, so they just fuss and refuse to eat), often fever, often upset stomach. Strep is diagnosed by a culture or antibody test (throat swab) and mono is diagnosed by a blood test called the "mono spot" test. ...Read more
Hard to say: Since you provided no history or symptoms, just a list of negative tests, the docs on the site have no information to work from. Be more specific if you submit another question, and be complete. This is not a chat, and questions are not linked. ...Read more
Can dogs spread mono/strep? For example, if you are sick and you kiss your dog on its head and then someone else pets him?
My friend claims that she got strep in her bloodstream and developed mono which later made her develop lymphoma...is that possible?
All symptoms of mono except a fever but test was negative so was strep test, sent in culture today. I'm so worried, what else could it be?
Okay so my boyfriend just found out yesterday that he has mono and I've been kissing him before that. Do I have mono too? He has strep and mono. He didn't know he had mono until last night.
Hard to say: You likely did get strep, but the incubation period for mono is several weeks so time will tell. Like strep it is passed in saliva, so you were exposed. Many adults had mono as kids when it is usually not diagnosed specifically because it is mild & seldom differs from common viruses in its pattern. You can go see if you got strep & get treated. You can't do anything about the mono exposure. ...Read more
Infections.: The fact that you currently have a strep infection does not mean that you also have active mononucleosis. Did I miss part of the history. Re-ask if this isn't addressing your question. ...Read more
One tonsil is huge and covered in pus, the other is fine. Tested negative for both strep and mono. Any suggestions?
Tonsilar abscess: Please see an ear, nose and throat specialist. If you have pus on your tonsil that is not getting better may need to have it drained or removed as it may be an abscess. Antibiotics can help but sometimes the infection can keep coming back. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, go to the ED right away. ...Read more
Dr assumed I had a false positive for Mono, & gave a z-pk for strep. I now have this horrible rash, how long does a z-pk induced rash last?
Tonsillar stones: Without seeing it - viral inflammation and breakdown of white blood cells can accumulate in the crypts of the tonsils and form concretions that are referred to as stones or in "medicalese" tonsilloliths. They can often be dislodged with a tongue depressor or other blunt object. They are usually foul smelling and can cause bad breath. They are harmless otherwise. ...Read more
See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the angles of the jaw. In mono you will have atypical lymphocytosis, a positive mono spot test or ebv viral capsid igm antibody. In strep throat you will have a positive rapid strep test or throat culture. You can have both at the same time as well. ...Read more
Rash appeared after pos for strep/mono, was put on z-pk almost immediately a rash formed all over. Pred/Steroids haven't worked...what could this be?
For ever.: You have no need to smoke, ever. It's bad for you before, during, or after mono/strep/tonsillitis. If you have stopped for more than three days because of your illness, the physical addiction is already broken and any cravings you feel are just habit. Stay a non-smoker, for the rest of your life. ...Read more
I have strep and mono with rash all over body if the rash is going away does that mean the strep and mono is going away too?
Amoxicillin?: Were you prescribed Amoxicillin for the strep throat? If so, the combination of a mono infection plus amoxicillin can cause a rash. Once you are done with the amoxicillin, the rash will subside. Alternatively, you can get a "sandpaper" rash from strep itself. That subsides when the strep infection is improving. Mono takes longer to get better - 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
I had strep and possibly mono 1mth ago shortly I developed what looked like heat rash, rash came wherever I scratched. What could it be??? I have pics
Depends on a lot of factors, including whether you took antibiotics.
Mono itself can cause a sandpapery rash. Also being treated with Amoxicillin when you have mono commonly leads to a rash.
Strep can lead to rashes directly (e.g. guttate psoriasis), or later on via scarlet fever (which isn't common in adults in the US).
Also any time you get a fever, it's possible to get heat rash. ...Read more
My 12 year old son has one white pustule on his tonsil for 3 weeks negative for strep and mono he is complaining of exhaustion malaise and difficulty?
Do most people that have broken heart syndrome experience intermittent chest pain even after recovery is complete? What's the diff. Between strep/mono?
Broken Heart Syndrom: When you suffer from this syndrome you release the stress hormone cortisol which can put extra pressure on your heart. Be careful however to check with your cardiologist as your chest pain could be due to other cardiovascular concerns. Your broken heart needs to grieve so confide in those close to you and share your sadness. Best wishes. ...Read more
My tonsils have been huge since mono three years ago. Since then, I've had strep three times. Should I talk to a dr about getting my tonsils removed?
Healthy, active 35 yr old fem and have experienced recurrent fevers along w/ flu-like symptoms for the last 6 mo's. Mono, flu, strep, bronch tests neg?
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