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what are the primary, secondary and tertiary treatments of mononucleosis?

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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 and prone to injury,good nutrition
Answered on Jul 4, 2017
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Taking it easy: There are no drugs, infusions or surgeries for this viral illness. Patients need to rest when tired, get proper hydration & nutrition and avoid placing themselves in harms way. It is often overlooked & undiagnosed as a minor illness in childhood. Most adults return to baseline function within 3 weeks. Some have lingering problems for up to 3 months.
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

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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. 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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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Rest: There is no good treatment for mono except time and rest.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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