Symptoms mononucleosis

What are mononucleosis symptoms and signs? What is mononucleosis? What are mononucleosis complications? Is mononucleosis treatable?

What is mononucleosis?

Mononucleosis (Mono) is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through our saliva. Mononucleosis is therefore also known as the "kissing disease". Mononucleosis is a glandular fever, which especially gets children, adolescents and young adults. Mononucleosis comes from the Epstein-Barri Virus. The virus attacks the lymphocytes. From our 50 years of age we almost all have been in contact with this respective virus. About 50 percent of all people infected with the virus will show no symptoms and therefore do not know that they are carrying the virus.

Symptoms Mononucleosis

What are the signs and symptoms of mononucleosis? Generally mononucleosis goes without problems in children. The first symptoms of mononucleosis often occur after 4 to 6 weeks. The symptoms of mononucleosis are:

  • Fever.
  • Lots of sweating.
  • Severe sore throat and difficulty swallowing.
  • Swollen tonsils.
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • Sensitive stomach because your spleen is swollen.

Generally the above mentioned symptoms are accompanied with a lack of appetite and tremendous weight loss. Aside from that, headaches, and an excessive sense of fatigue are also part of the symptoms. It may be that your sore throat and fever reduce a little faster than the rest of the symptoms. One person heals faster than the other. The people who are sick longer can feel lethargic several months later. Almost everyone who has mononucleosis will fully recover. Once you have had mononucleosis you are immune to the disease for the rest of your life.

Mononucleosis complications

Mononucleosis may lead to complications, even though it does not happen often. The most famous, but also the most dangerous complications of mononucleosis:

  • A ruptured spleen.
  • The blockage of the airways due to swollen lymph nodes.
  • Inflammation to the brains and the meninges.

Mononucleosis treatment?

There is no treatment available against the mononucleosis virus. Treatment with various antiviral drugs are useless. The best method to get rid of mononucleosis is sufficient rest. Even in the chronic phase when the patient seems to get better. There are also a few alternative medicines and therapies that may help against mononucleosis.

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