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What is the best treatment for mononucleosis

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Dr. Vincent Granowicz
61 years experience Family Medicine
Mono: Really is none. Rest, fluids can help. Acyclovir (anti-viral) may speed up recovery, but not a great deal. Vitamins can be important.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rest & good nutritio: There is no special meds for mono. The treatment is supportive & situational. Those who play contact sports or ride horses or bicycles should not do s ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rest: There is no good treatment for mono except time and rest.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
RX FOR MONONUCLEOSIS: It is a self limiting disease so only symptomatic and supprted treatment is given.Rest during the acute period.Once acute system is over then avoid he ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Rest and symptomatic: infectious mononucleosis is a viral illness.there is no specific treatment for it other than rest,no contact sports because the spleen gets enlarged a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No such thing: Chronic fatigue syndrome is not felt to be due to chronic ebv infection or mononucleosis. There's no such thing as chronic mononucleosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Supportive.: The best (and likely only) treatment for mono is supportive, especially rest. It is wise to avoid excess physical activite so as not to have splenic ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
No clear treatment.: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. It can be transmitted by oral contact, like kissing, and airborne ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: Not usually. Chronic fatigue is a difficult thing to treat. The mainstays of treatment are mostly behavioral training, good sleep hygiene, eating well ... Read More

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