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How is mono treated and diagnosed?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Often no treatment..
The diagnosis is often made based on your symptom patterns as well as lab/blood test which is easily done.
Often, mono is mild and no specific treatment is needed. If you have splenic enlargement, avoid contact sports etc..Otherwise, it generally resolves without treatment. In very rare/severe case, u ay need hospital care, possible steroid etc... If you are concerned, consult doc.. Good luck..

In brief: Often no treatment..
The diagnosis is often made based on your symptom patterns as well as lab/blood test which is easily done.
Often, mono is mild and no specific treatment is needed. If you have splenic enlargement, avoid contact sports etc..Otherwise, it generally resolves without treatment. In very rare/severe case, u ay need hospital care, possible steroid etc... If you are concerned, consult doc.. Good luck..
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
often children under 3 will not have symptoms from mono. So, for a 2 year old with ST/white spots/high fever, I would treat it as a bacterial infection such as strep/tonsilitis etc... symptoms of mono typically come on more slowly and last much longer. Rapid onset with sorethroat and fever more likely suggestive of strep etc...
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