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Glandular fever

Glandular fever is an infection that's spread through spit. It's sometimes called "mono" or the "kissing disease".

The main symptoms of glandular fever include extreme tiredness, swollen glands in your neck and a high temperature.

Glandular fever usually gets better by itself. You can ease the symptoms by getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids and taking painkillers.

To avoid spreading glandular fever, wash your hands regularly, do not kiss others and do not share cups, cutlery or towels.

Read more on the NHS website.

The main symptoms of glandular fever include extreme tiredness, swollen glands in your neck and a high temperature.

See a GP if you have:

These are glandular fever symptoms.

You do not usually get glandular fever more than once.

Read more on the NHS website.

Glandular fever usually gets better by itself. You can ease the symptoms by getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids and taking painkillers.

Self-care

There is no cure for glandular fever, it gets better by itself.


Do


Don't

  • do not drink alcohol – your liver might be weak while you have glandular fever

Read more on the NHS website.

To avoid spreading glandular fever, wash your hands regularly, do not kiss others and do not share cups, cutlery or towels.

Read more on the NHS website.