Symptoms of Mononucleosis
A person who is infected
with mononucleosis will usually show
symptoms such as high fever, sore throat,
swollen lymph nodes or tonsils, extreme
weakness and tiredness, headache, skin
rash, night sweats, and loss of appetite.
The symptoms are evident after four
to six weeks of coming into contact
with the virus. In some cases, the spleen
may enlarge and may even rupture, which
requires immediate medical attention.
Among children in the age group of 4-15
years old, the disease typically manifests
as a common respiratory infection, which
is mild. On the contrary, older adults
show more severe symptoms that may last
for a longer duration.
can be a long-term and disabling illness.
Because mononucleosis is caused by a
virus, there is no specific drug treatment
available, so the best cures are to
rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take
over-the-counter painkillers. Natural
remedies can help to alleviate some
of the painful symptoms of this disease
and even encourage your body to begin
fighting the infection. Here are a few
remedies that can be used to treat mononucleosis:
generally a safe way to strengthen and
tone the body's systems. Here are a
herbal teas by using any of these
herbs: green tea, milk thistle,
elderberry, and cat’s claw.
The tea should be prepared by adding
one teaspoon of dried herb to one
cup of boiling water and letting
it steep for a few minutes. Such
herbal teas may be consumed two
to four times each day.
has anti-inflammatory properties
that aid in reducing sore throat
and fever. You may also try boiling
the bark of this herb in lemon juice
and drinking this mixture two to
three times each day.
and licorice root are considered
to work wonders for curing the sore
throat caused by mono. Steep it
in boiling water for approximately
ten minutes and drink this soothing
tea a couple of times each day.
also help the body to recover faster
and increase the immune power of
the body to fight the mono infection.
Boil astralagus root in water for
ten minutes or take one capsule
of this herb once each day.
Vitamins and minerals
A and C are believed to boost the immune
system of the body and help ward off
cold and sore throat, thereby speeding
the recovery process. Vitamin A supplements
will help your body to create cells
of optimum quality and vitamin C will
encourage your body to produce more
antibodies to resist the mono virus.
Zinc is an important immune system-regulating
mineral. Recommended dosage includes
taking zinc lozenges every two hours
along with vitamin C with bioflavonoids,
vitamin A, and beta-carotene supplements.