Mono Specialist

Emcura Immediate Care

Urgent Care & Walk-In Primary Care located in Bloomfield, MI & Northville, Novi, MI

Mono is a common condition among teenagers and young adults, and especially prevalent in college students. The experienced physicians at Emcura Immediate Care in Bloomfield Hills and Northville Township, Michigan, provide numerous services for diagnosing and managing uncomfortable health conditions like mononucleosis. If you’re suffering from extremes fatigue and sore throat, call Emcura Immediate Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Mono Q & A

What is mono?

Mono, or infectious mononucleosis, is a viral infection transmitted through saliva. While it’s known as the kissing disease, you can also contract mono by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who’s infected, or through a sneeze or a cough.

You can develop mono at any age, but it most commonly appears with all of its most common signs and symptoms during adolescence and early adulthood. It can often appear with strep throat or be misdiagnosed as a strep throat infection.

In most cases, you recover from mono symptoms within two to four weeks, though some cases can last for several months or longer.

What are the symptoms of mono?

Mononucleosis can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Headache and fever
  • Sore throat that doesn’t respond to antibiotics
  • Swollen lymph nodes and tonsils
  • Soft, swollen spleen
  • Skin rash

Mono symptoms can be uncomfortable, but it usually doesn’t cause serious long-term complications. In rare cases, however, your spleen can rupture. If you experience a sharp, sudden pain on your left side in your upper abdomen, seek immediate medical attention.

How is mono diagnosed?

The team at Emcura Immediate Care provides the most accurate and proven diagnostic testing from experienced medical professionals with advanced academic qualifications. During your appointment, your provider conducts a comprehensive physical exam, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your personal medical history.

Based on your exam, your provider might recommend additional testing like on-site rapid mono tests, blood draws, and DNA strep testing to rule out strep throat. Emcura Immediate Care is the first outpatient clinic to offer DNA strep testing that’s 97% accurate and CLIA-waived, so you can perform the screening at home.

How is mono treated?

Because mono is a viral infection, it doesn’t respond to antibiotic treatment. In most cases, your provider recommends several self-care treatments, which may include:

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Drinking lots of fluid
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Taking pain relievers to control symptoms such as a sore throat and fever

If you have mono and other infections, like strep throat, your provider might recommend a course of antibiotics that are available on-site at Emcura Immediate Care.

To learn more about diagnosing and treating mono, call Emcura Immediate Care or schedule an appointment online today.