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How long will it take me to heal from mononucleosis?

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Most people start to recover from mononucleosis within 2 weeks. Some symptoms, such as fatigue, can take 3-4 weeks or even longer to go away. So a common treatment plan for mono is rest with a slow return to normal activity. The goal is to ease your symptoms and treat any complications that happen.

SOURCES: 

The American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

UpToDate: “Patient education: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) in adults and adolescents (Beyond the Basics).”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Infections: Reye Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2019

SOURCES: 

The American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

UpToDate: “Patient education: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) in adults and adolescents (Beyond the Basics).”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Infections: Reye Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2019

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