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What kind of doctor sees somebody for mononucleosis?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for mononucleosis?

Your primary doctor.: That is almost always managed by the primary care doctor, pediatrician, family practice, or internal medicine. The specialist involved is something is highly unusual would be infectious disease. ...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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What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

Depends on symptoms: Mono is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Depending on symptoms and physical findings, there may be medicines that can help. The Dr. will advise resting for a few weeks. Anything else depends on exam and symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need some insight on mononucleosis!?

Hello doctors, i need some insight on mononucleosis!?

Mononucleosis.: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat ; fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Chronic mono?: Mononucleosis is an acute disease which resolves, although sometimes slowly. There is an entity called chronic fatigue syndrome which initially was thought to be related to epstein-barr virus, the cause of mono, but is not. ...Read more

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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed mononucleosis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed mononucleosis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Viral infection: Mononucleosis is an infection with epstein barr virus. It spread through oral secretions and it would be prudent for the child to not go to school while febrile. ...Read more

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Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Crisps: Having lived in Europe - I am assuming that you are referring to what are called potato chips in the US. I would not live only off of crisps. If you have really swollen tonsils and painful throat - crisps could be painful going down. No crisps will not kill you. But do try to get in some nutritious and substantial food too. If you doctor recommended liver - then would follow guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Doctors note: It depends on how sick you are with mononucleosis, some patients do not feel that sick and are able to attend school, but others may miss school for few to several daus and excuse can be given, it also depends on the complication and involvement of liver with abnormal liver function test and accompaning tiredness , fatigue, and lethargy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no symptoms of infectious mononucleosis but the doctor is testing for it. Why?

Speak with your Dr: Symptoms of mono are often vague and non-specific. Your doctor must have had some reason to order this test based on your presentation. If it's not clear to you why or you're concerned about the test, I would speak to you physician to get clarification. ...Read more

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My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

Mono: Iyou may develop a rash, but it could be due to mono and not to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not known to cause a rash with mono ...Read more

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My Doctor told me I have a bacterial infection and congestion.Sore troat. But told me is an atypical bacteria. What does that means? No mononucleosis.

My Doctor told me I have a bacterial infection and congestion.Sore troat. But told me is an atypical bacteria. What does that means? No mononucleosis.

Type of germ: Atypical bacteria is a label given to a group of germs with different physical characteristics than usual bacteria.The term has no significance to you, other than the doc has made the assessment that the features of your infection will respond best to meds used to treat the atypicals. It is doctor jargon,sorry we're so confusing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more