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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am 23 and have glandular fever.the tiredness and symptoms are getting extremely bad now and keep getting worse please help. what should i do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Glandular fever/EBV/: Mononucleosis is a viral illness with no current cure. Treatment is symptomatic: salt water gargle for sore throat; nsaids (advil/motrin/ aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation. Avoid alcohol & tylenol:may further affect the liver, which can b enlarged. Drink water & unsweetened juices. Be active to tolerance; avoid prolonged bed rest: may allow muscles to weaken. Be alert 4 enlarged spleen.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
Alternative medicine may have some help: elderberry reportedly has anti-viral properties; so elderberry capsules (available in health food stores or online) may help. Energy molecule NADH (not DHEA) may help with your energy levels. Check online for best prices.
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Adenopathies : Do you have multiple enlarged lymph nodes. Glandular fever is an old terminology. Please you need to see a doctor. You enlarged glands need to be evaluated. Fever with enlarged glands could represent something more serious. You should see a hematologist as soon as possible.
Last updated Dec 23, 2013

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