In House Mono Q & A
Mono is an infection, also known as mononucleosis, which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus itself is not considered harmful, but mono is dangerous and can develop into serious health concerns. Mono is also known as ‘the kissing disease’ because this disease spreads through saliva. The disease is often found in adults and youth, not really in children and toddlers. Coughing, sneezing, sharing food and drinks, and sharing utensils can also spread the illness from person to person.
There are a few symptoms of the disease described as follows:
- People suffering from mono may experience headaches ranging from mild to severe
- Sore throat or could be strep throat, but this does not get any better with antibiotics
- Severe body ache and fatigue
- Skin rash
- Soft, swollen spleen
Other than all these symptoms, you can experience complications that can be harmful to the patient. If you experience any of the following, you should immediately see a doctor at FamUrgent Care, where we provide urgent care within a few seconds:
- Spleen enlargement, spleen rupture, with a sharp pain in the upper abdomen, a sign of extreme cases requiring immediate attention
- Diagnosis of hepatitis, known as mild liver inflammation, also an alarming condition
- Anemia, a decrease in hemoglobin
- Low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
- Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis)
- Complications related to the nervous systems
- Swelling in the tonsils
All such symptoms are extremely dangerous. There must be a serious issue going inside the body. Therefore, rush to the FamUrgent Care at once and get the convenient care you need for your illness.
The doctors at FamUrgent Care ask about the appearance and frequency of all the symptoms described above. But giving a confirmed diagnosis based on described symptoms is not what a wise doctor would do. Therefore, FamUrgent Care carries out blood tests, and upon their report, their doctors make a diagnosis of whether the patient suffers from mono or some other illness.
Since mono is a virus, there is no such treatment for the disease. The doctors at FamUrgent Care have substantial experience in their areas of interest. They suggest the best treatment for mono, which could be proper bed rest, healthy nutrition, and drinking fluids. The body's lack of vitamins during the illness could be detrimental; that is why proper diet plays a healthy role in treating mono.
Other than these methods, antibiotics are advised not for Mono’s treatment, but for the side effects like sinusitis and sore throat. But, medications like amoxicillin and other penicillin derivatives are not suggested as they can cause a rash.
To get the best treatment, you should visit FamUrgent Care today!