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what needs to be done when a 2 year old gets the epstein-bar virus?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Mononucleosis: Many children who contract the epstein barr virus present with regular cold symptoms and often have rapid recoveries. Those who experience more severe sympstoms often have persistent/recurrent fevers, lack of energy, loss of appetite and irritability. Make sure your toddler eats and drinks well and keep him rested (good luck!). Being a viral infection, no antibiotic will make him recover faster.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing specific: A 2yo tolerates EBV much as they would any other virus. Proper hydration, food and rest as needed will support their system until it passes.

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