What happens if you drink with mono?
Drinking alcohol comes with plenty of health risks as it is. But it’s especially important for anyone who has mono — or thinks they might — not to drink. That’s because mono and alcohol each affect the liver. A person who has mono and drinks could end up with liver damage.
When to stop drinking alcohol if you have mono? Because you’re having symptoms, see a doctor or visit student health right away. And skip the alcohol until you do. If you do have mono, you’ll need to avoid alcohol for a few months, even after you start feeling better.
What happens to your body when you have mono? Research suggests as many as 14 percent of people infected with EBV experience some liver enlargement. (1,2, 7) Jaundice Some people with mono may experience jaundice, which is a yellowing of the skin and the whites around your eyes. (1,2,7)
Are there any long term effects of mononucleosis? Most people who get mononucleosis do not have long-term complications. But in some cases the infection can affect the liver, the spleen, or even lead to some cancers and autoimmune diseases.
Who is at risk for complications from Mono? People who have impaired immune systems, including people with serious illnesses (like HIV/AIDS) that weaken the immune system or people taking drugs that suppress immunity (like after an organ transplant), are generally at a higher risk of developing complications from mono.
Is it OK to drink alcohol when you have mono?
Is it OK to drink alcohol when you have mono? Most people drink to get drunk. If you have mono and that is true, you’re gonna hurt yourself. If you have 3–5 servings of alcohol a week – never more than one a day – and drink plenty of water, eat well, get some light exercise and plenty of sleep you’ll probably be fine.
How long can you stay away from alcohol with mononucleosis? Most adults are symptomatic for 3-4 weeks, while a few remain so for 3 months. Avoiding alcohol until you are well past the symptomatic stage is recommended.” Mono is a virus, Infectious mononucleosis is sometimes called mono or the kissing disease.
What happens to your body when you have mono? When you have mono, one of the side effects is often an inflamed liver. Alcohol enters the liver and can make your inflammation even worse. This is because alcohol forces your liver to work harder than it is usually used to working. This will put undo stress on your body and can cause other consequences as well.
Do you need to see a doctor if you have mono? Because you’re having symptoms, see a doctor or visit student health right away. And skip the alcohol until you do. If you do have mono, you’ll need to avoid alcohol for a few months, even after you start feeling better. *Names have been changed to protect user privacy.