Can I Drink Alcohol If I Have Mono?enteens out what the experts have to say.mono, mono and alcohol, drink, drinking, liver, damage, danger, dangerous, mononucleosis12/10/200712/31/201912/31/2019Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD01/01/2020647e612f-598f-44db-8ed5-0340e64d1e1f<p><em>My girlfriend has mono and now I'm feeling the same symptoms. I haven't seen a doctor yet, but I'm wondering if I can still drink alcohol if I think I might have mono. If I can't, why not?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Mark*</em></p> <p>Drinking <a href="">alcohol</a> comes with plenty of health risks as it is. But it's especially important for anyone who has <a href="">mono</a> &mdash; or thinks they might &mdash; 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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