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Is Glandula Fever Communicable?

hi iam just wondering if you can help me... my partner has just been diognosed with hepatitis glandula fever and we have a 4 month child.. because we kiss and also kiss our child could my child and i also have hepatitis glandula fever without not having the extreme simptoms yet. what symptoms would i have to look for with my baby? and how servere is it for a baby??
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
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Dr. Hanif warmly welcomes you with thanks for a consult!

I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I want to assure, I will take care all of your medical concerns according to the latest medical guidelines.


Glandular fever is a different disease and hepatitis is different.

Glandular fever is also known as the Kissing Disease. So yes it easily spreads with kissing. coughing and sneezing. The Epstein Bar Virus causing the disease resides in the saliva of the patient.


It is very dangerous for the babies as they have little immunity to fight against the diseases.

Your partner should not share towel, tooth brush and the toothpaste, towels and other utensils commonly used at home which can get a direct contact of the human secretions. No kissing at all.

Symptoms to keep a check on:
High fever.
swelling of the neck glands.
extreme fatigue.
severe sore throat.
Babies leave feeding, have less frequent urination or have deranged bowel habits (don't wet the diaper frequently). So keep an eye on these indicators.


Hepatitis is of different types. I think your partner have got the infection of the liver as a secondary complication of the same disease "the Infectious mononucleosis" i.e the glandular fever. There are other viruses too that may cause liver damage.



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Is Glandula Fever Communicable?

Dr. Hanif warmly welcomes you with thanks for a consult! I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I want to assure, I will take care all of your medical concerns according to the latest medical guidelines. Glandular fever is a different disease and hepatitis is different. Glandular fever is also known as the Kissing Disease. So yes it easily spreads with kissing. coughing and sneezing. The Epstein Bar Virus causing the disease resides in the saliva of the patient. It is very dangerous for the babies as they have little immunity to fight against the diseases. Your partner should not share towel, tooth brush and the toothpaste, towels and other utensils commonly used at home which can get a direct contact of the human secretions. No kissing at all. Symptoms to keep a check on: High fever. swelling of the neck glands. extreme fatigue. severe sore throat. Babies leave feeding, have less frequent urination or have deranged bowel habits (don t wet the diaper frequently). So keep an eye on these indicators. Hepatitis is of different types. I think your partner have got the infection of the liver as a secondary complication of the same disease the Infectious mononucleosis i.e the glandular fever. There are other viruses too that may cause liver damage. Hope I answered all of your questions. Please click on I Find This Answer Helpful and don t forget to add your precious positive feedback to help me able to assist you better in future too. For any disease you have, a timely follow-up regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is any need to change the treatment options is very necessary. So keep a follow up to see how you doing. Remember to write down my name in the start of your question next time, & I will be with you right away. I am available 24/7 for providing you expert medical opinion on any health issue. Have a blessed time ahead. Regards! DR. MUHAMMAD HANIF USA FOR DIRECT QUESTIONS: http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=70199