Question by  Perry (17)

Does mono cause white spots on the throat?

I have white spots on my throat and I think it is mono.


Answer by  Feasel (1766)

It could cause that, but you also may want to look into seeing if you have something else, as most throat infections (strep as well*) can cause that.


Answer by  winnieslo (132)

Mononucleosis is a viral infection that often presents with flu like symptoms including fever,extreme fatigue, joint pain and anorexia. There can be swelling of the lymph nodes and spleen. The sore throat is often persistent. White spots are not common unless there is a secondary bacterial infection, most usually strep.


Answer by  Noremac (7)

White spots in the throat are most often caused by infection with Candida albicans; this condition is known as thrush and is not related to mononucleosis. Warm saltwater gargles and eating yogurt are good first steps in home treatment of thrush.


Answer by  Ann66 (161)

Mono can cause white spots on the throat, although more often strep throat causes this. A doctor should do a throat culture to make sure, as untreated step infections can cause serious problems.


Answer by  turkworker (1007)

It is possible for someone with mono to have white spots on their throat, however, it is somewhat uncommon. Usually, there is a secondary bacterial infection, like strep throat, that can actually cause the white spots on your throat. I suggest making an appointment with your primary care physician to be sure.


Answer by  Anonymous

I have white spots on my tonsils and in the back of my throat. I went to the doctor complaining of that and symptoms of mono. The doctor performed a strep test which came back negative and a blood test which came back positive for mono. So, yes it can.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

It could be mono or it could be another infection such as strep throat. You should seek the advice of a medical professional who can appropriately diagnosis your illness and organize your treatment. A physician can give you a mono test for conclusive results and definitive testing prior to treatment.


Answer by  jamiew (61)

Yes white spots on the throat is a symptom of having mono. However, it is also a symtpom of strep throat as well. It is an indicator that there is an infection of some sort.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Yes, mono can cause white spots on the throat, but there are onther things to check first. Have your doctor do a throat culture. It could be a strep infection.


Answer by  Anonymous

Well I went to the doctor because my throat hurt so bad, i developed white spots on my tonsils. They did a blood test and said i have mono. it freaking sucks, my throat hurts so frickin bad! Im in week two now...


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

In mom often the throat is sore and red, but often the tonsils have pustules (white spots) on them. Mono has several other symptoms including fatigue, fever, and swollen lymph glands. You should see your medical provider for a confirmation of your self-diagnosis.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

White spots on the throat are usually caused by thrush, not mononucleosis. The only diagnostic test for mono is a known as a mono spot test, in which the blood is examined for the virus that causes mono - Epstein-Barr Virus. Symptoms of mono include fever, swollen neck glands, extreme fatigue, and a sore throat.


Answer by  mani (813)

If swollen throat with white spots is noticed it may be mononucleosis. It also may be thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth. It is common after antibiotic therapy.

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