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Mononucleosis

What is Mononucleosis?

Mononucleosis, often referred to as "Mono", is a common disease that causes extreme fatigue, fever and sore throat.

Help for Mononucleosis at Bronson

If mononucleosis is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Symptoms of Mononucleosis

Common symptoms of Mononucleosis are:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Swollen lymph glands (neck or armpit)

Severe Symptoms of Mononucleosis

  • Yellow tint to skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Tiny red spots on the inside of the mouth
  • Red rash on the skin

Common Causes of Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is most generally caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Mononucleosis can spread through:

  • Direct contact with the saliva of an infected person such as sharing food, water and utensils or through kissing
  • Airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze

Prevention of Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is contagious and can be spread from person to person. To prevent getting and passing Mononucleosis, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting Mononucleosis

  • Avoid kissing or sharing food, water or utensils with someone who is sick and contagious

Prevent Passing Mononucleosis

  • Avoid kissing or sharing food, water or utensils while you are sick and contagious

Mononucleosis Treatment

Most cases of Mononucleosis will resolve on their own without treatment within a few weeks. 

Types of treatment

Several treatments can help you alleviate and manage your discomfort.

  • Your provider may prescribe antibiotics to treat accompanying infections of the throat, sinuses or tonsils 
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activity

If your symptoms continue or worsen, call your doctor.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.