Urgent Care for Mononucleosis in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York
PhysicianOne Urgent Care proudly offers mononucleosis (“mono”) treatment for patients of all ages in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We’re a physician-founded practice that’s been serving patients since 2008, and our providers are all trained in either emergency, family, or internal medicine. You can feel confident turning to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for mono treatment because we’re in-network with most major health insurance plans, we offer affordable self-pay rates, and we deliver quality care with ease and speed.
What Is Mononucleosis?
Mononucleosis is a type of viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (a member of the herpes virus family). Because mono is spread through saliva, it’s often referred to as “the kissing disease.” However, it’s important to note that mono can also be transmitted by sharing food, drinks, utensils, or toothbrushes with someone who’s infected with the virus.
Mono most commonly affects teens and young adults. While it’s possible for younger children to become infected with the virus, they typically don’t experience many symptoms, so their infections usually aren’t diagnosed. And because it’s rare to develop mono twice, and most people are exposed to the virus by the time they reach adulthood, adults are less likely to be infected.
Common Mononucleosis Symptoms
The symptoms of mononucleosis often include:
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits
- Soft, swollen spleen (located in the upper left side of the abdomen, behind the ribs)
- Skin rash
Mono symptoms often take about four to six weeks to appear after someone is exposed to the virus. Some mono symptoms (e.g., fever and sore throat) usually improve within a couple weeks, while others (e.g., fatigue, lymph node swelling, and spleen swelling) may take longer to resolve.
What Does Mononucleosis Treatment Involve?
One of the best things you can do to treat mononucleosis is rest. Resting often shortens the mono recovery timeline, while overexerting yourself could prolong your symptoms. This may require staying home and missing school, work, and other activities for an extended period of time.
If a medical provider determines that you have mono, they may also recommend that you:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Eat a nutritious diet
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers
- Gargle with warm salt water
Because mono is caused by a virus, rather than bacteria, antibiotics can’t be used to treat it. With that said, if mono causes a secondary bacterial infection (e.g., a sinus infection, strep throat, or tonsillitis), then a provider may prescribe antibiotics to treat that infection.
Your Choice for 24/7 Mononucleosis Treatment
If you’re in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for mono treatment at any time of day or night. Our urgent care centers are all open 365 days per year with extended hours—patients can walk in or book a visit online—and we also offer a 24/7 integrated telehealth service for those who would prefer to receive treatment remotely. Click here to find the PhysicianOne Urgent Care location nearest you.