If you've searched the internet for private medical insurance that covers glandular fever then you are probably for looking for established UK based health insurance providers that can cover your glandular fever.
Our advice when shopping around for health insurance that covers glandular fever is to speak to a insurance broker. Health insurance is extremely complex and if you want absolute certainty that glandular fever is covered by your policy you should talk with a medical insurance broker who can explain which providers will cover this medical condition and which will exclude it.
There are many advantages to using a insurance broker but the biggest by far is that you're using their industry experience at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than you so it costs you no extra to use their services.
- Do you reside in many different areas? Some will give you a cheaper policy premium than offers. A insurance broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance policy? A broker will know this critical information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your insurance policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different insurance policies?
- You've lean't you're at risk of developing a certain medical condition and want to know which insurer offers the largest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you huge amounts of time and effort.
You can call around every medical insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover glandular fever, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its much quicker to speak to one medical insurance broker which will know which policy providers on the market cover glandular fever and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Glandular Fever Information
Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.
It is also known as infectious mononucleosis, or "mono".
Common symptoms include:
While the symptoms of glandular fever can be very unpleasant, most of them should pass within two to three weeks. Fatigue, however, can occasionally last several months.
Read more about the symptoms of glandular fever.
You should contact your GP if you suspect that you or your child has glandular fever.
While there is little your GP can do in terms of treatment, they can provide advice and support to help you control your symptoms and reduce the risk of passing the infection on to others.
You should go to your local accident and emergency (A&E) department or dial 999 for an ambulance if you have glandular fever and you:
These symptoms can be a sign of a complication of glandular fever that may need to be treated in hospital.
Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This virus is found in the saliva of infected people and can be spread through:
EBV may be found in the saliva of someone who has had glandular fever for several months after their symptoms pass, and some people may continue to have the virus in their saliva on and off for years.
If you have EBV, it's a good idea to take steps to avoid infecting others while you are ill, such as not kissing other people, but there's no need no need to avoid all contact with others as the chances of passing on the infection are generally low.
Read more about the causes of glandular fever.
Glandular fever can affect people of all ages, but most cases affect teenagers and young adults.
Most EBV infections are thought to occur during childhood and cause only mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all.