Like a sore throat, ear pain also has a few underlying causes. If you have any symptoms and are concerned that you may have mono, you should visit a clinician.
It’s a common virus that many people are exposed to as kids. But even if you’re exposed to EBV, it’s not guaranteed that you’ll get mono. It’s possible to be infected with EBV and carry it in your body for your entire life without ever having symptoms of mono.
Lingual tonsils are lymphoid tissue at the base of the tongue in the midline, just above your voice box. So any degree of swelling will narrow the space behind the tongue significantly.
Treating GERD with lifestyle changes like raising the head of the bed, eating smaller meals, and maintaining a healthy weight may help the asthma. For throat pain that persists beyond three weeks and is accompanied by difficulty swallowing or weight loss, Ongkasuwan recommends visiting a doctor to rule out any severe health conditions. “For most people experiencing a sore throat, I generally recommend rest and hydration. If you are highly concerned then you should get a strep swab, and you really shouldn’t take antibiotics unless the strep swab is positive,” she said.
As soon as I got home for work I had to have a 2 hr nap. My days off were spent in bed. I didn’t do anything, never went anywhere. In the beginning I even lost a job over this.
Young children usually have few symptoms, and the infection often goes unrecognized. Mono can cause different combinations of symptoms in different people. Some people have symptoms that are so mild that they’re almost unnoticeable. Others have no symptoms at all.
Antibiotics usually don’t work (because it’s a viral infection), and in fact, is not recommended due to a potential reaction to certain antibiotics. The one medication that usually helps patients feel better is a short course of oral steroids, like prednisone. It’s thought to be due to its’ anti-inflammatory effects, significantly reducing swelling. One little appreciated piece of information is that if you have large tonsils (or eve if you’ve had your tonsils taken out), you could still have lingual tonsils remaining.
Possible complications include the infection spreading from the throat to nearby locations, causing, for example, an ear infection, sinus infection or less frequently pneumonia. However, this is unlikely to happen if the pharyngitis is appropriately managed. If symptoms persist or are particularly severe, a doctor’s diagnosis should be sought. Pharyngitis is a very common complaint, usually caused by a viral infection, or, more rarely, a bacterial infection.
Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service. Although EBV, the virus of mono, remains in the body indefinitely following a bout of mononucleosis, the disease rarely recurs. There are several effective home remedies for earache and sore throat.
This makes it hard to prevent the spread of mono. To lower your chance of getting it, wash your hands often and try not to share such things as drinks or silverware with other people. If you develop complications from mono, they can be serious. One problem that can happen is an enlarged spleen.
A careful consideration of risks versus benefits of surgery is the most prudent approach. In many conditions, the spleen enlarges a result of performing its normal physiologic function in response to another medical condition, for example, cirrhosis.
Treatment for an enlarged spleen depends upon the cause. Unfortunately, the term “cured” doesn’t relate well to mono (mononucleosis) because, once infected, a person seems to be infected with EBV for life as occasional “reactivation” of the virus does occur even in healthy people who show no symptoms.
However, mononucleosis isn’t as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. If you’ve never been infected with EBV and you get it, you may start to have symptoms of mono within about 4 to 7 weeks. You could develop a fever, fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, or other symptoms, like sore muscles and a loss of appetite. In general, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is what causes mono.
Symptoms are a red, swollen throat; fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Treatment for sore throat depends on the cause. Singers, teachers, and people who have to use their voice extensively on a daily basis may experience more severe symptoms of sore throat caused by acid reflux. Infectious mononucleosis is often an uncomplicated, self-limited illness resulting from Epstein-Barr Virus infection in 90% of cases and Cytomegalovirus in 5-10% of cases.