What is mono?
Mono or Infectious mononucleosis is also known as the kissing disease. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr- Virus. It is a common illness and can make you feel weak and tired for a few weeks or months. It usually goes away by itself but good care and rest always helps.
• It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
• It spreads through saliva and can be transmitted via kissing or sharing utensils.
• It is not as contagious as other infections like the common cold
• Usually seen in teens and young adults. The older people develop immunity to it.
• Feeling unwell
• Sore throat
• Swollen tonsils
• Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and the armpits
• Swollen, soft spleen
• Rash on the skin
• As mono is caused due to virus, antibiotics are useless
• Rest and plenty of fluid intake helps
• If a Streptococcal infection accompanies mono, antibiotics may be prescribed
• Corticosteroids may be prescribed in cases of severe swelling
• Do not kiss or share your utensils with the infected person. Take the same precaution if you are infected so that you do not spread it.
• Remember that the EBV remains in your saliva for months after the infection.
What you can expect when you visit our clinics
1. Stop by our front desk to visit a certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. No appointment is required.
2. Your medical practitioner will examine your medical background, go over your medical issues, perform an examination and supply you with an individualized plan for treatment. This might consist of non-prescription items or a medical prescription.
3. Towards the end of your visit to our clinic, your medical attendant will give you an overview, an invoice and some instructional material may be given.
4. The overview of your clinic visit can be forwarded to your primary health care provider with your authorization.