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Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure: The term is not a medical one, but either a lay term or a description of an illness. It may not necessarily refer to infection, because an illness like sarcoidosis may produce recurring glandular fever. Need more info. ...Read more

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Glandular Fever (Definition)

Glandular fever is also known as Mono. Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more


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My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

Sweet smelling stool: There may be an overgrowth of yeast in your child's intestines possibly due to the antibiotics given to your granddaughter for the glandular fever. Consult her doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Mono (Checklist)

Rest to build your immune system back up
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Take Tylenol or ibuprofen to control fever
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Keep follow-up appointments to monitor enlargement of the spleen
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Use lonzenges and gargle with salt water to relieve your sore throat
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Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to predict when someone is going to have an EBV reactivation illness before it happens, any way to prevent such reactivation from happening, nor any way to stop the virus with medication. Until more medical research produces an antiviral treatment, EBV is one of those universal characteristics of human life on earth... everyone may catch it, and most people do. ...Read more

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What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

Mononucleosis: Assuming you are referring to EBV infection this depends upon how close a friend. This is often known as the kissing disease, but can be transmitted respiratorily in some instances. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See doctor if your fever is higher than 102F for more than 2 days
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How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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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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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Mono (Definition)

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