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What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

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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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for mononucleosis?

What is the treatment for mononucleosis?

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.

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What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

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.

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

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

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.

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What treatments are available for fatigue from chronic mononucleosis?

What treatments are available for fatigue from chronic mononucleosis?

No such thing: Chronic fatigue syndrome is not felt to be due to chronic ebv infection or mononucleosis. There's no such thing as chronic mononucleosis.

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What are the best treatments for severe mono?

What are the best treatments for severe mono?

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.

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Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain.

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What is the treatment for glandular fever?

What is the treatment for glandular fever?

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.

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Are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? Any other treatment?

Are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? Any other treatment?

Sometimes: Depending on your condition, sometimes stimulants may be prescribed. Please read Dr. Tatelbaums book from fatigue to fantastic. He has great info on chronic fatigue syndrome. you may reach me if you would like more info. In good health...

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Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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Mononucleosis cause and cure?

Mononucleosis cause and cure?

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.

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Could you tell me what household cleaner is best for preventing spread of mononucleosis?

Could you tell me what household cleaner is best for preventing spread of mononucleosis?

NONE OF THEM: There is no evidence that cleaning houe with household cleaner will prevent the spread of mononucleosis. You need a intimate contact like kisssing and drinking out of same cup, as it is transmiitted by saliva, that is why it is called kissing disease.

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Need expert advice. What household cleaner is best for preventing spread of mononucleosis?

Dilute bleach: A 1:10 dilution of bleach in a spray bottle is inexpensive and effective.

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What can I do if my best friend got mononucleosis, any tips on how to make it easier for him?

Not really: The disease will run its course. Your friend needs to rest and give it some time.

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How effective is PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) medication? I have read that old mono-therapies were around 80% effective. What about new treatments?

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

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more