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My 5 year old granddaughter has been complaining of feeling nauseous for a few months now. I would say 5 out of 7 days. Sometimes she also has a bad headache and on a few occasions she did vomit. I took her to her doctor and they did a blood test. Results were mono negative, but positive for CMV. I can't find anything about CMV that describes her symptoms. Anyone know more?

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Hi Mamaw Pam,

CMV, Cytomegalovirus, is a common infection that anyone of any age can get.

Usually symptoms only last a few weeks to a month or so.  Yes, the symptoms can appear as mono.  It can also cause hepatitis, muscle aches, and a rash.

In severe cases it can affect the gastrointestinal tract.  It can also affect the lungs and nervous system.

Has she seen her doctor for a follow up? 

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No she just saw her doctor Friday.
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Her doctor prescribed nausea medicine to use as needed. But is that all that can be done?
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So she was just diagnosed.

Most children and adults DO NOT require any treatment. it's a virus so an antibiotic will not treat nor cure it.

In severe cases, or if the person has a compromised immune system, an antiviral drug MAY help but even they can not cure the infection.

Treating the symptoms is customary.
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Im really concerned because she has been complaining of being sick at her stomach for well over 2 months. Her school just called for me to come get her because she is sick again. Just FYI she loves school, so I really don't think it is so she can leave.
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