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Hi, this is my first visit to the site. I have had Lupus for 11 years now but normally just get on with it but i decided to give the site a shot. I was wandering if anyone knows what the risks are if i have been in contact with someone with glandular fever and possible herpititas caught from working near a sewer
 

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Hi Tracy and :welcome:

Glad you decided to join us :)

I can't really answer your question as I don't know much about either but my gut reaction would be to try and be careful and to monitor, making sure to see the doc quickly if any symptoms arise. I suppose it also depends on how you usually react to infections, what meds you're on... but I think both need taking seriously.

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hi thanks for the reply we just found out he hasnt got hepititus but has glandular fever so i think ill take a trip to ma gp
 

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I would certainly take precautions guarding against you getting it from here on out (not sharing drinks, utensils, no kissing!, frequent hand washing, etc.). If you develop symptoms, especially severe ones, then I'd definitely be seeing the doctor as it can cause liver and spleen problems on occasion.
But unless you develop symptoms, I'm not sure there is much a doctor can do for you other than possibly suggest changes to any immunosuppressant medications you may be on. As I think about it though... they could test your blood to see if you've been exposed to it in the past. If you have, then chances are good you won't get sick from it again.

I hope you can avoid it one way or another!
And welcome to the site! :)
 

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Tracy,
Hi and welcome to the site. I am pleased that you are giving the site a try as it is very helpful, supportive, and educational. I am sorry to say that the questions you have asked aboout this time I have no knowledge of, so would not want to give any wrong advise. I am sure that there are some people on the site that would have the answers and will be a long shortly. In the mean time I hope you are doing well and feeling well also.
 

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Hi Tracy,
If I remember correctly what is called glandular fever in the UK is known in the US as mononucleosis. If this is the case, you do NOT want to share anything like kissing, sharing glasses, etc. You need to be followed closely and your blood work monitored as well. Let your doctors know about the risk you have been exposed to.
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:wavey: Tracy,

It is best to contact your doctor.

The others have given you great advise. The only thing I wanted to add was to keep your toothbrush in a separate area and use a different tube of toothpaste.

I hope you stay symptom free.

Take care,
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glandular fever

hi thanks to all of the replys i got glad to know someone listens. I went to my gp today the symptoms i gave him were continiously feeling very cold, aching limbs very sore neck and swelling of the knees and ankles a sore throat mouth ulsers, tiredness ect you all no those feelings im sure he checked my temp it was normall and felt my glands said they were up but if symptoms dont get better come back in a week it could be viral boy did i feel like a right time waster maybe i should change gp
 
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