Why does my child keep getting mono?

Why does my child keep getting mono?

What Causes Mono? Mononucleosis (mah-no-noo-klee-OH-sus), or infectious mononucleosis, usually is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Most kids are exposed to EBV at some point while growing up. Infants and young kids infected with EBV usually have very mild symptoms or none at all.

Had mono as a kid can I get it again?

I thought that once you got mono you couldn’t get it again. Most people who have mono (infectious mononucleosis) will have it only once. But rarely, mononucleosis symptoms may recur months or even years later. Most cases of mononucleosis are caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

Is mono Epstein-Barr virus?

Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV, is one of the most common human viruses in the world. It spreads primarily through saliva. EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis, also called mono, and other illnesses. Most people will get infected with EBV in their lifetime and will not have any symptoms.

Does mono weaken your immune system forever?

Mononucleosis/EBV remains dormant in your body’s immune system cells for life, but your body’s immune system will remember it and protect you from getting it again. The infection is inactive, but it is possible to reactivate without symptoms and in turn, can be spread to others, though this is quite rare.

Is chronic mono curable?

Treatment. There is no cure or medication that can treat mono. The treatment used to help speed up recovery often centers around relieving symptoms for those who have the infection so that they can rest comfortably while they get better.

What are the signs of Mono in kids?

– Chills – Headache – Decreased appetite – Puffy eyelids – Enlargement of the liver and spleen – Anemia – Sensitivity to light

How long does it take to recover from Mono?

Most of the symptoms last for 1 month such as swollen tonsils, sore throat, and fever. However, for complete recovery from the fatigues and weakness, the mono patient may require 2-3 months. After complete rest for the required period, the mono patient may be back to work with the same energy.

What are the stages of Mono?

– extreme fatigue – fever – sore throat – head and body aches – swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits – swollen liver or spleen or both – rash

What are the first signs of Mono?

Severe fatigue

  • A headache
  • A sore throat,which can be severe
  • Chills followed by a fever
  • Muscle aches