What is mono?

Mononucleosis, also known as “mono” a viral disease commonly found among youth and young adults. It is most often transmitted by saliva or oral contact, which is why it is also known as the “kissing disease”. If you think you might have mono, read on to learn about the symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

What are the symptoms of a mono infection?

The following symptoms are most common:

  • Swollen tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes 

How are mono infections prevented?

Most commonly, mono can be prevented by not sharing food, drinking glasses, toothbrushes, and utensils.

How are mono infections treated?

Visit your physician to help determine if your symptoms are caused by mononucleosis or by another, potentially more serious, illness.  Like many viruses, mono is not treated with antibiotics. Resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over-the-counter fever-reducing medication can all be used to alleviate symptoms.

Patient First treats many conditions at our urgent care centers including mono. You can visit any Patient First center from 8am to 8pm, any day of the week – no appointment is needed