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i am at hospital with epstein-bar virus, should i ask for vitamin c infusion?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
YES!: IV Vit C may be the best way to treat most serious viral infections. A recent study showed significant improvement in 32 of 35 people with EBV infection. Vit C is an incredibly safe and affordable treatment to try. I can't think of any good reason not to do this yet your doctors may not do it because it is not yet done routinely. See http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=18980
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Mono treatment : Infectious mononucleosis or "mono" is a viral infection caused by Epstein Barr virus or EBV. I like to know with certainty what is the cause of a pt's symptoms so hopefully your docs nailed it with an EBV panel. Treatment only requires hospitalization if severe-- part of that may include antiviral medicines like Acyclovir because EBV is a herpes group virus. Vit C won't help unless ur diet is poor
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
While more research is needed, this excellent study published last month gives strong evidence that IV Vit C is usually extremely helpful in treating both acute and chronic EBV infection: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24793092 Given the safety and affordability of IV VIt C, it seems very reasonable to include in a treatment program for someone so ill that they have been hospitalized.
Jun 10, 2014

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