Infectious Mononucleosis Treatment
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono or the kissing disease, can be easy to catch but tough to overcome. Sufferers can expect a recovery period of four to eight weeks. However, in some cases, the period is much longer.
With symptoms similar to other illness, a blood test will help give an accurate diagnosis.
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils
- Swollen spleen
Mononucleosis spreads through saliva—hence the kissing disease name—and it can be transferred by coughs, sneezes, or shared food and drink. Caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, for most sufferers the disease isn’t severe. However, complications from the sickness can lead to more serious health concerns.
- Enlarged spleen
- Liver problems
- Anemia and thrombocytopenia
- Heart problems
- Nervous system problems
Prevention is better than a cure, but not always possible – when mononucleosis strikes, here are some options.
Coconut has many healing properties, which makes the fruit an excellent choice for those seeking treatments for the discomfort associated with infectious mononucleosis. Apply coconut oil to the neck and massage gently to relieve symptoms.
Echinacea has immune-boosting properties that allow the body to heal. Using it in a tea or applying the herb to the back of the neck, can reduce swelling and promote healing.
With the appropriate use of botanicals, nutraceuticals, and homeopathic remedies you can help your body support its self-defense system. In turn, this can boost your natural self-healing process.
Warm Salt Water
Gargling salt water helps reduce the irritation and discomfort associated with a sore throat. We advise using this remedy at least twice a day for best results.
Contact a trained, healthcare professional for further guidance. Also, seeking a physician trained in integrative medicine is recommended. Being under the care of a professional who is knowledgeable in nutritional therapy, homeopathy, and botanical medicine is important for those seeking natural treatments for mononucleosis.
When carefully and accurately prescribed by a well-trained, Homeopathic doctor, homeopathic remedies can provide significant relief for many ailments, including mononucleosis.
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