Most people who suffer from glandular fever tend to recover from it in two or three weeks. However, there are times when glandular fever can lead to a few complications. These complications can affect other parts of the body. This article will tell you all you need to know about glandular fever and when to call our home doctor service for glandular fever in Costa del Sol.
Glandular fever (Also known as “infectious mononucleosis”) is an infectious disease which is usually found in teenagers and adults in their 20s.
Glandular fever is caused by an infection that can be transmitted through saliva. This means it can be passed from person to person. This occurs through:
It can take up to 6 weeks from the time of the infection for the condition to develop. In fact, someone with glandular fever can be contagious for months after they develop the infection. That is why it is important to call our home doctor service for glandular fever in Costa del Sol if you notice any of the following symptoms.
The symptoms of glandular fever can appear gradually. Firstly, you might have a lack of energy and feel tired. However, you will gradually experience other symptoms such as:
Call our home doctor service for glandular fever in Costa del Sol if you have any of the symptoms described above.
If you got a sore throat it might be quite mild but it’s likely to be sore and red. In fact, the swelling that’s usually experienced is similar to the swelling in tonsillitis. It can also be quite painful to swallow.
When your body starts to fight glandular fever, the lymph glands begin to swell. The glands located in the armpits and neck tend to be affected but lymph nodes all over the body can be affected. When this occurs they can become tender and swollen.
The spleen which is part of your immune system can also swell. Pain can be felt in the upper left part of the abdomen.
Glandular fever can occasionally cause a mile inflammation of the liver. This is also known as “hepatitis”. Hepatitis is more common in those 30 years old or above. Some of the symptoms can include:
Jaundice and hepatitis should begin to disappear once you start to recover from glandular fever. The fever and sore throat can improve in 2-3 weeks. In addition to this, the swollen lymph nodes and fatigue can disappear after a few months.
You should call our home doctor service for glandular fever in Costa del Sol if you think you have the symptoms of glandular fever and you develop a rasping breath (stridor), any difficulty breathing or you develop severe abdominal pain.