18 August 2008

"Kiss me not!"

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Kissing Disease, medically known as Infectious Mononucleosis, or Mono for short, is a viral illness that presents as pyrexia, soar throat, large neck lymph nodes, and fatigue. Mono is very common, distressing children, adolescents and adults. In the United States, virtually half of the children population have had Mono, unremarkably mild, before age cardinal. The birth period (instant from danger to Mono to appearance of symptoms) is from 30 to 50 days.

Specifically, kissing is not the venture of Mono. It is caused by a virus called Epstein-Barr Virus (EPV), one of the herpes viruses, which can be transmitted by a person with Mono to another through mouth-to-mouth kissing or other intimate contacts. The Epstein-Barr virus abounds in the saliva of a carrier, and mouth to mouth kissing transfers the virus from the infected person to the other...[con't]

Among children below 5 years old, there are unremarkably no symptoms. In remaining age groups, there may or may not be symptoms either. Mono unremarkably starts as a representation of malaise that lasts for several days, followed by fever, sore throat and large lymph nodes in the neck. The fever could place to 103 F in the afternoon or early evening, and there could be pus-like material at the gage of the throat. Fatigue commonly takes place in the initial 14 to 21 days. The acute phase is nearly 14 days, after which they can usually go back to their daily routines.

Both partners must totally desist from mouth-to-mouth kissing and intimate contacts for at littlest 2 months from the start of the acute phase. Since kissing and sex are two of the most pleasurable expressions among humans, especially among adolescents, the tally interference of Mono may be difficult. But since prevention is the key, as with other diseases, this is the exclusive responsible choice a preoccupied relative can take if this viral contagion is to be avoided.

In adults, acetylsalicylic dose (analgesic) may be utilised as medicament (to inferior the symptom) and as an analgesic (pain killer), but aspirin is no longer prescribed for children, because of the choice of the event of Reye's Syndrome, which can be deadly. Primary warning: Aspirin should never be prescribed to children unless specifically provided by a Pediatrist for a distinct medical motive.

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