Symptoms of Mononucleosis

October 31, 2011 · Posted in Health 

Mononucleosis also known as a “kissing disease” is a fairly serious illness, however in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not life threatening. The nickname is easily explained by the fact that mononucleosis is a viral infection spread by saliva or/and any kind of close contact between people. The disease is usually spread by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and can affect both males and females of any age. Teenagers, however, are at higher risk of getting mononucleosis than other age groups.

To lessen the symptom of mononucleosis, fatigue, all the person can do is rest. It may be that the sufferer will miss a lot of work or school, but this is the only thing that can be done to ease this particular symptom of mononucleosis. It is recommended that people with mono admit to themselves that they are tired and need to lie down and then they have to do just that.

The symptoms of mono the kissing disease start off by with the average signs of being ill. Most of the time you can expect a sore throat, a headache, and just a tired weak feeling. Your tonsils will more than likely start to swell up and turn a white color. Your lymph nodes on your neck will swell up. You can just touch the outside of your lymph nodes on your neck to generally know if they are swollen up or not. If you have these symptoms you should make sure to go to a doctor. You may not have mono the kissing disease. You should never diagnose yourself through what you think you know. Always visit a doctor.

Mononucleosis can often cause a person to have a sore throat, so it is important that a person gargle a few times a day to help relieve it. Gargling helps get rid of the bacteria in the throat and helps reduce the swelling. There are many things that available for a person to gargle with, but it is recommended that a person use either salt water or licorice for the best results.

Some of the other self mononucleosis treatments include throat lozenges and gargling with warm water so that you can soothe your throat. You need to make sure that you do not become dehydrated and that you are constantly drinking fluids. Depending on how sick you are, determines the amount of rest that you are going to need. If you are very sick, then you should not do anything that consists of lots of moving around. One of the worst things that you can do is to go out and play some sort of contact sport.

Kissing disease mono very rarely causes any kind of complications, however, if there are any complications they can become extremely serious. Your spleen may become enlarged and may burst because it causes the spleen to handle a lot more blood cells than it usually does. Although it is very rare for the spleen to rupture it can be fatal if it is not treated very quickly. That is why it is extremely important to be aware of the symptoms that may cause the spleen to enlarge or possibly rupture. If you feel like your heart is beating extremely rapid or very hard, if you feel lightheaded, have trouble breathing, experience any pain in the upper left part of your abdomen or you are easily bleeding more than normal you should seek medical treatment immediately.

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