Overview

Infectious mononucleosis, often called mono, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some people call it the kissing disease.[read article]

Tests for Infectious Mononucleosis

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A mononucleosis spot test is a simple blood test used to determine whether or not you are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes infectious mononucleosi...  More
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The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes virus family, and it is one of the most common viruses to infect humans around the world. The Centers for Dis...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A mononucleosis spot test is a simple blood test used to determine whether or not you are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes infectious mononucleosi...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A blood differential (also called a white blood cell count differential) measures the number of each of the five types of white blood cells present in your blood�...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes, are an important part of the immune system. These cells help fight infections by attacking bacteria, viruses, and ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Infectious Mononucleosis

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Pain Management
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Prescribed Medications for Infectious Mononucleosis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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PREDNISOLONE (pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions trea...  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Infectious Mononucleosis

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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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Self Care for Infectious Mononucleosis

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Salt Water Gargles
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Rest
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Avoid Contact Sports
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Supportive Care
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