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What Is The Best Treatment For Mononucleosis
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
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 so if they have an enlarged spleen. (trauma can lead to rupture) appropriate rest and proper nutrition should allow the body to heal as fast as possible. In adults it can take weeks. ...Read more
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 heavy activiti and contact sport should be avoided to prevent rupture of the spleen for at least 4 weeks after the infection or till spleen is no more palpable
sometimes we use Prednisone and for pain or fever ibuprofen, valacyclovir inacute cases. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 rupture. Sometimes glucocorticoids/prednisone may be needed for inflammation obstructing the airway, but steroids are usually not used. ...Read more
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 saliva droplets. At this time, there is no specific treatment. Paracetamol/tylenol and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be used to help the flu like symptoms. Otherwise it resolves over 2-4 weeks without issues. ...Read more
Are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? Any other treatment?
Yes!: The best are modafinil and armodafinil!Get a more detailed answer ›
Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?
Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more
My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time, three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt
Lymph nodes: Hello SBaldwin. I am unable to check proper dosages of the meds not knowing her weight but I recommend continuing with the current treatment and labs. It looks like your doctor wants to cover any current bacterial infection and check for other causes to include viruses that linger for a while before resolving. For future consults, my direct link is: healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd key code PNYTKV. ...Read more
During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected. Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever
Tonsil lesions: You might have a viral infection on top of the bacterial one. I suppose you have been on antibiotics for the tonsil infection. I would watch the mouth lesions and finish the antibiotic. Gargle with warm salt water and take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Virus: The cause of mononucleosis is the epstein- barr virus. There is no cure. The virus will run its course in time. Meanwhile lots of rest is in order, and avoid contact sports, because sometimes the liver or spleen can be enlarged and more susceptible to injury. ...Read more
Dilute bleach: A 1:10 dilution of bleach in a spray bottle is inexpensive and effective. ...Read more
Not really: The disease will run its course. Your friend needs to rest and give it some time. ...Read more
What percentage of ppl diagnosed with mono eventually develop lymphoma and MS. Anything to prevent it? Interferon therapy? Help! Worried!
How effective is PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) medication? I have read that old mono-therapies were around 80% effective. What about new treatments?
Very effective: There are no research studies to document the actual effectiveness of PEP. (It would be ethically impossible to research this by giving some people real PEP and comparing to untreated people on placebo.) Based on animal research and clinical experience, current multi-drug PEP is believed to be nearly 100% effective if started promptly. Effectiveness is less certain after 24-48 hours ...Read more
Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg. Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's).?
Not much: Warm salt water rinses may help some, but unfortunately swelling is part of the disease. Follow your doctor's orders and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
Many: mono is a common viral infection that many people, even very young children, experience. In many cases it is not diagnosed because the symptoms are not the classic swollen, pus-coated tonsils, large swollen glands, and extreme tiredness. It can be diagnosed by blood testing and many people if a blood test is done have evidence of a previous infection ...Read more
Number of white cell: A mono white count is the number of white blood cells in your blood stream when you have mononucleosis. Typically the wbc's are more lymphocytes and those lymphocytes look more 'fuzzy' under the microscope than usual lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are actively fighting off the epstein barr virus. ...Read more
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat ; fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection that commonly causes sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. The main treatments are hydration and symptomatic care. Often times the liver and spleen are swollen and painful so contact sports should be avoided for the duration of the illness. ...Read more