Glandular Fever Rash
Glandular fever, commonly knows a Mononucleosis, is a viral condition caused by the Epstien-Barr virus. It is common in adolescents and young adults. One common symptom of Mono is a pink diffused rash that can be found all over the body.
In addition to the rash, the symptoms of Glandular Fever include:
- Fatigue and Drowsiness. This type of fatigue and drowsiness comes from a combination of the high temperature and the infection itself. Patients may experience a persistent fatigue that lasts the whole day.
- General feeling of Being Unwell.
- Headache and Eye Pain. The headache is usually located at the occipital region of the head. Patients may also experience Eye Pain, in some cases eye swelling may occur.
- Anorexia. Patients may experience a lack of appetite.
- Nausea and Vomiting. If severe, this can lead to dehydration.
- Muscle Aches. Aches are usually mild and will not be present with every case of glandular fever.
The symptoms of Mono can occur up to 4-7 weeks after exposure to the virus. Patients will also remain contagious for a few weeks even after the symptoms have gone down.
Glandular Fever Rash, How Long Does it Last?
Glandular fever rash is only going to occur in a small population of patients, most patients will only have a rash for 2 to 3 days. The condition is also not so noticeable and will appear light pink and will be widespread throughout the body.
Glandular Fever Rash Treatment Method
Glandular fever is a viral infection. Viruses are self-limiting. This means that they resolve on their own without treatment. However, patients may be given supportive therapy to help deal with the symptoms.
Rashes are more commonly seen in kids than in the young adults with the condition.
With a glandular rash, no treatment may be necessary as the rash does not itch and will go away faster than the other symptoms. Some of the possible supportive treatments for the other symptoms of glandular fever include:
- Pain Medication. NSAIDs are often used to help deal with the pain.
- Antipyretic Drugs
- Increased Fluid Intake
- Cold Compresses. This may be used by patients who are suffering from localized pain, including eye pain.
Since mononucleosis is an infectious condition, patients will need to practice the proper infection control methods in order to keep from spreading the infection to other people.