22 thg 3, 2012

the Symptoms of Mono?

Mono (mononucleosis)  is a common viral disease that leaves the patient feeling very weak and tired for a long time (several weeks or even months) .
Mono spread through mucus from the throat and nose, saliva , or  tears s. Like many viruses, it is spread through contact with these bodily fluids. This is why it is so important to wash hands frequently; touching a surface which has been sneezed upon or touched by someone who has mono will transfer the virus to your hands. when you touch your eyes, nose, mouth, the virus is introduced into your body.
Who can to get mono?
Adolescents, young adults, and children are most likely to get mono. Older adults are normally immune to this disease, so they are unlikely to contract it, but of course there are sometimes exceptions to this rule. Anyone can contract mono, but it might be more likely if you work around food utensils (restaurant jobs) or in close proximity with children.
How  can mono spread?
the virus mono can spread through kissing too, it was called “‘kissing disease” when it was first discovered. If you have virus mono, you’d avoid kissing others or sharing utensils, toothbrushes, drinking glasses with anyone to avoid passing it on. For that matter, sharing drinking glasses or toothbrushes should be avoided anyway, in order to prevent the spread of all fluid-borne diseases.
experience of symptoms
Not all infected with the mononucleosis virus will experience symptoms. In young children, this is particularly true.
 First, they will get the fever but experience no symptoms or only mild symptoms. Obvious symptoms are more likely to show themselves in people between the ages of 10 and 24. In adulthood, most people have been exposed to the illness and therefore already carry immunity. If A repeat exposure , it is unlikely to cause noticeable symptoms.
The most commonly occurring mono symptoms:
-          No have of appetite
-          Sore throat, white patches will form on tonsils. This can make the disease appear to be strep throat.
-          Swollen tonsils
-          Body aches or headaches
-          Swelling of lymph nodes in all parts of the body, particularly those in the neck
-          Chills ( feeling cold when temperature is normal)
-          Lack of energy and fatigue, this may up to a month or more
-          if you fell Upper left abdomen pain, which means that the spleen has enlarged
-          Fever ( 101 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit)
often, the symptoms will go away in a month or two. Sometimes mono will be mistaken for other diseases upon the first examination.
Often, mono will cause a rash to develop when antibiotics like amipicillin, oramoxicillin, and penicillin are taken. Often prescribed for other sore throat causes like strep throat, antibiotics like these may be prescribed by the doctor before he realizes that you have mono. However, this rash is harmless and is not an allergic reaction.

Mono  will cause the spleen to swell up and become 2 to 3 times its regular size, this happens in at least half of all people who contract mono. This swelling is usually noted by a physician upon examination, and can be one of the clues that a patient has mono.a Blows to the abdomen can cause enlarged spleens to rupture.  avoided heavy activity will minimal risk of the spleen rupturing spontaneously.
If severe pain presents on the left side of the belly (place of the spleen ), this is show  that the spleen may have ruptured. If you know or suspect you have mono, and you experience this pain, you have to visit an emergency room immediately.

Mono very difficult to diagnose,the important signs is how long the symptoms last. Fever and sore throat are two of the most important mono infection symptoms.
Mono symptoms tend to come on more severely and last for much longer in those with impaired immunity or rare genetic disorders like X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome.

If you or a family member is experiencing symptoms of mono, you have to immediately seek medical attention. avoid close contact with others, particularly small children or anyone has a compromised immune system.

the patient recovers from the symptoms of mono, they  can  consider themselves cured. however, a person has had mono will still carry the virus within their body. The virus can reactivate from time to time without triggering any symptoms whatsoever.
When active, the mono  may spread to others through the usual mode of transmission. No way to look out for activity and avoid it because of the lack of symptoms during reactivation. The best ,you’d avoid sharing food or drinks, usually wash hands regularly to avoid both spreading and contracting the disease.