Mononucleosis Treatment Questions and Answers
Learn about mononucleosis treatment at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. Read our Q&A on this treatment! For more information, call us now. We serve patients from West Moore OK, Norman (HealthPlex) OK, Norman (24th) OK, Edmond OK, Yukon OK, I-240 & Sooner RD OK, Tecumseh OK, and Bethany OK.
If you need treatment for mono (mononucleosis), you can get it here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. You can either book a discreet appointment for your treatment or just come by our clinic for immediate treatment. We can see anyone in your family if they need a test. We’d like to give you a good idea of what to expect, so we’ve prepared a Q&A on mono treatment with us. Read on for some of the common questions asked!
What is mononucleosis?
Mononucleosis is commonly known as mono. It’s a viral illness that can cause flu-like symptoms, fatigue, and swollen lymph glands. Teenagers and young adults commonly get mono, but older adults can get it too.
The illness is very contagious and can spread through contact or sneezing. Because mono is so contagious, preventing its spread can be difficult, and prevention is even more difficult since people with the illness may not show any symptoms or seek any treatment. You should seek care if you have mono! A professional may be able to address your symptoms.
What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?
Symptoms can vary from person to person, or a person may not have any symptoms at all. The symptoms can be:
- Body aches
- Swollen lymph glands in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Swollen spleen or liver
- Severe fatigue
- Sore throat and difficulty swallowing
Sometimes, symptoms may seem flu-like, so you might confuse your symptoms with the flu. Call or go see a medical professional to have the cause of your symptoms diagnosed.
What typically causes mono?
The most common cause of the illness is the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but other viruses can cause mono too, like the cytomegalovirus. A person may get mono if they come into contact with infected saliva by kissing, sneezing, or sharing a utensil.
How long does it take for mono to go away?
Mono goes away by itself, but professional treatment can still help. Typically, mono lasts for a few days or several weeks, but tiredness can last for weeks longer, and some people feel unwell for up to two months. If your symptoms don’t go away soon or if you want to relieve your symptoms, you can get professional treatment.
How do you make mono go away faster?
Although there is no specific treatment for mono and no vaccine against it, the symptoms can be addressed by a professional. A professional may recommend resting, drinking lots of water, and taking over-the-counter medication to help ease your symptoms and help you recover. A prescription corticosteroid, like cortisone or prednisone, may help you too. Speak with a professional about different options for treatment.
Do urgent cares offer mono treatment?
Yes, urgent care treats mono. In fact, an urgent care clinic may be the best place to go for mono treatment! This is because they can see you for a walk-in appointment, which can be convenient if you want a professional to address your symptoms right away. Immediate Care of Oklahoma is an urgent care clinic, and we provide mono treatment here. We can recommend treatment options and provide prescriptions.