Can a baby get mono from a teen? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 12-28-2007, 12:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mandala126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi, we were just over at my parents' for Christmas with our 10mo baby and we just found out today that my sister (who was there at the same time) brought home mono from college. Can the baby get it from being around her the for a couple of days? Can I get it? Please advise. Thank you!!

Wife to Daryl 5/98, Mama to Eve 2/07, Lilie 11/08 and Victoria 10/10 --- Our First Water Homebirth. New blessing, Mathias, arrived 8/12 --- Our Second WaterHomebirth. Waiting to welcome baby #5 in May 2014.

Mandala126 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 12-28-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Maggirayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: in that bright land
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nak
I had mono a couple of years ago, and my cousin visited me a couple weeks before I was sick, and her baby, 5mo, had a cold afterward that the ped. said might have been baby mono, it's not nearly as severe. They didn't have the mono test done b/c it's so expensive. In pre-teens, it just looks like a cold. Did your sis kiss the baby a lot? My husband never got it. I had strep throat first that wouldn't go away.
HTH

Mama to 2 year old and :: June 14th!
Maggirayne is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 12-28-2007, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mandala126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for replying.
No, I didn't notice her kissing DD alot, she might've not kissed her at all.
Is kissing the only way to pass it around?

Wife to Daryl 5/98, Mama to Eve 2/07, Lilie 11/08 and Victoria 10/10 --- Our First Water Homebirth. New blessing, Mathias, arrived 8/12 --- Our Second WaterHomebirth. Waiting to welcome baby #5 in May 2014.

Mandala126 is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 12-28-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Maggirayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: in that bright land
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're welcome. The things we worry about that never fazed us before, huh? I think it's primarily passed thru contact with saliva, hence called the "kissing disease", BUT the ONLY person I kissed/ate after was DH, and he didn't get it. : So I have NO IDEA where/how I got it. I know that doesn't really help. Some people, I read afterward, can be carriers and never show symptoms. Does your LO have any cold symptoms? It can incubate for 30-50 days. Did your sis have symptoms? Had she been tested positive for mono?

Mama to 2 year old and :: June 14th!
Maggirayne is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 12-29-2007, 12:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
Mandala126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, DD has no cold symptoms, knock on wood, but yeah, my sis has had symptoms for a while, she did get tested, that's how we found out, the results came back positive after we left on Christmas.

Wife to Daryl 5/98, Mama to Eve 2/07, Lilie 11/08 and Victoria 10/10 --- Our First Water Homebirth. New blessing, Mathias, arrived 8/12 --- Our Second WaterHomebirth. Waiting to welcome baby #5 in May 2014.

Mandala126 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off