Glandular fever rash and bumps, Epstein barr glandular fever

Can a fever cause bumps in the mouth?

Glandular fever is a disease that commonly manifests itself in symptoms similar to the ones that you describe. While this is a possibility, you should visit your doctor for an accurate diagnosis as there are other conditions that could instead be responsible. Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, and the typical symptoms of the disease are sore swollen lymph nodes, sore throat and extreme fatigue. The virus responsible for the disease can only attack two cell types in the body; cells present in the salivary glands and B lymphocytes or white blood cells. Individuals in the age group of ten to twenty five are at a higher risk. In the rarest of circumstances there may be serious complications that affect other body parts like myocarditis and pericarditis, which are heart conditions, encephalitis, ruptured spleen, pneumonia or it could cause a depletion and destruction of the red blood cells.

Despite the fact that the virus is spread through saliva it is not a highly infectious disease. The period during which a person suffering from the disease may be infectious could however span weeks or evens months. Since it is a viral infection, the treatment is directed towards the symptoms and the infection generally passes without any complications. Ginger is extremely good for the throat and so are any hot drinks. Anything warm will help relieve the throat and ginger will help with the healing process. For this reason ginger tea will help relieve the symptoms. Try to avoid oily and processed foods completely and include lots of greens and fruits in your diet. Along with a healthy diet it is also important that your dietary intake is high in fluids. This helps combat the fever. Try not to exert yourself too much and get as much rest as possible.

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