Glandular fever? These are the 10 most important symptoms you MUST know

1. Sore, painful throat
With this we do not mean the usual sore throat that everyone ever gets during a cold. If simple actions such as eating or drinking or even eating are difficult, this can be a sign. The difference between a sore throat with glandular fever and a sore throat from a cold can be recognized by the other symptoms. If you have a sore throat that is not accompanied by coughing, sneezing or a runny nose, you may have glandular fever.

2. Fever
Just like with an infection you can get a fever if you have glandular fever. If your fever lasts longer than 10 days, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

3. Swelling of the lymph nodes
The lymph nodes of your lymphatic system consist of a clear fluid that circulates through your body. The lymph nodes consist of white blood cells that attack bacteria and they swell up when they get infected. This also happens when you have glandular fever.

The lymph nodes in the neck, armpits and groins can swell because glandular fever ensures that the lymph nodes produce extra white blood cells. If you find yourself having swollen lymph nodes, it is important to consult a doctor. Because apart from a sign of glandular fever it can also be a symptom of another illness such as HIV or cancer.

4. Swelling of the tonsils
Another symptom of glandular fever is swollen tonsils. Eating and drinking is very difficult with swollen tonsils and will be painful. For this, you should consult a doctor immediately too.

5. Weariness
The combination of fever and lack of food and fluid can cause you to be very weary. This weariness is therefore also a symptom of glandular fever. Regardless of whether you rest for many hours, it will feel like you have an extreme weariness . Your energy is so low that you do not want anything but lying in bed and sleeping. This is basically not a bad idea, the doctors also often recommend that people infected with glandular fever have to take a break from work or school for a while to relax.

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