Infectious Mononucleosis, often referred to as Mono, brings about a variety of symptoms usually caused by a virus known as Epstein-Barr (EBV). EBV is part of the Herpes family and is highly contagious. While it tends to impact teenagers more often than any other grouping of people, anyone can contract it. Therefore, you should get Mono testing and treatment in Palm Harbor if you feel you may have Mono.
How Does Mono Spread?
Often called the ‘kissing disease,’ Mono gets spread through saliva. While kissing is a top way to spread the virus, it can also quickly spread whenever someone comes into contact with saliva in other ways, including:
- Sharing food or drinks
- Using utensils or glasses that have not been adequately washed
- Droplets from coughing or sneezing
- Via blood transfer
Know The Symptoms
Several telltale symptoms point to a Mononeuclosis infection, which may include the following:
- Piercing or burning sore throat
- Loss of energy or extreme fatigue
- A pink rash in various areas around the body
- Swollen glands
- Fever that gets high or lasts several days
- Flu-like symptoms
- Lingering, often intense headaches
Testing And Treatment
Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic is here to help diagnose and treat various conditions, including Mono. While no vaccination can help protect people from infectious Mononeuclosis, protection begins with remaining proactive and not sharing personal items, food, drinks, and more.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, targeted organ treatment might be necessary. In the meantime, our team recommends plenty of rest, fluids to remain hydrated, and taking pain relievers or fever reducers. Should you start to get worse, do not hesitate to come in and use our emergency walk-in services to be seen as soon as possible by a healthcare professional.