Infectious Mononucleosis or "Mono" - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Infectious Mononucleosis or "Mono"


In school they called it the "kissing disease," but there are many ways to pick up mono. Doctor Aisha Aslam is treating infectious mononucleosis.

Mono can be spread through contact with saliva, mucus from the nose and throat and sometimes tears.

Get plenty of rest; gargle with salt water or use throat lozenges to soothe a sore throat; take Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce fever and relieve sore throat and headaches.

See your doctor with the following symptoms of mono, which usually start 4 to 6 weeks after you are exposed to the virus: fever, sore throat, swollen glands and tonsils, fatigue and weakness.                                                            

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