A couple of days ago i was out eating with a friend and ashe asked to have a sip of my drink, assuring me she wasn't sick. An hour later, she decided to mention that she thinks her mono is coming back. She had it years ago, and says that it periodically becomes active again and that she thinks this is one of those times, because she has been tired and has a head ache for several days. I really wish she had shared this with me BEFORE we drank from the same straw. I don't know much of anything about mono. What's the likelihood i have it now, and how can I find out before symptoms appear?
Tiredness and headache are such common symptoms that they rarely indicate a mono outbreak.
Mono outbreaks are also rare (in 6% of infected people). You canât find out if you are infected with mono before you feel the symptoms. You may want to consult your primary health provider if you get a fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, muscle weakness, etc. Even if you get infected there is nothing to be worry about because mono is an easy disease. It usually passes spontaneously.
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