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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   For the pass few years my son has frequent sore throats and sickness which take a long time to get over. Has extreme lost of energy when active, has sleeping disorders. Over the passed 4 years he as had complete blood work up done 3 times and the doctors can't seem to find anything. At first he was showing all the signs of mono but the blood test come back negative. Could this be Epstien Bar? Would this show up in a regular blood test for does it have to be specific.           
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Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxx
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User :   hi
Doctor :   What is his age?
Doctor :   How frequent are the infections for the past 3 months?
User :   2 times a year
User :   none in the past 3 months
Doctor :   Age?
User :   21
User :   this has been going on for about 4 years
Doctor :   It is normal to have frequent upper resp tract infection for 3 times a year
Doctor :   So the recurrence in your son is normal
Doctor :   Second thing were the episodes too debilitating that he is not able to carry out his daily activities like eating, bathing
User :   not that bad but he has to stop his activity
Doctor :   Yes ofcourse his school, sports etc are OK as they can trasmit to others and his recovery is delayed
Doctor :   Is he sexually active?
User :   no he has told me he is not,
Doctor :   Ok I appreciate your concern towards your son but I think what your son is going through is part of his activity and play
Doctor :   The blood tests cannot find any thing specific
User :   no
Doctor :   shows its benign form of problem
User :   blood test are all ways negative but I take him in when it seems like mono
User :   but he is all ways at a loss of enery when active
Doctor :   If he is not sexually active, the why mono
User :   you don't have to be sexually active to get mono do you?
Doctor :   Mono is typically a kissing disease
Doctor :   and ofcourse they need not be sexual active to get it
User :   right
Doctor :   but once a person is not having sex, then it means that he is spared from it
Doctor :   I recommend that he should take care of certain precautions
Doctor :   1) Multivitamin and Mineral supplements
Doctor :   2) More hygienic like shower, twice a day
User :   we have tried all that
Doctor :   3) Maintain cleanliness
Doctor :   4) Watch what he eats or drinks
Doctor :   More immunogenic boosters
User :   he is all most a fanatic about cleanliness
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But this is all normal is what I believe
User :   he multi vitmans and protein for entery boosters
Doctor :   Did his doctor say anything
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