Exact Mononucleosis treatment currently unavailable. Mono treatment commonly directed toward the eliminations of mononucleosis symptoms.In mononucleosis treatment,available antiviral drugs do not offer any positive effects but may prolong the illness.Antibiotics such as penicillin or erythromycin may be used to managed sore throat in mononucleosis. Amoxicillin and ampicillin antibiotics should be avoid in mononucleosis treatment since there is probability to develop rash side effects when mono patients were treated with it.
Mono symptoms treatment
If there is fever or headache symptoms develop Acetaminophen may be used to released the symptoms. Commonly, the infection is resolves without seeking medical attention. The problem is that the symptoms may persist from weeks to months. For easy recuperation, the patient is advised to have plenty of fluids, rest and to take the prescribed medication.
The general goal of the treatment management is to relieve the person of the symptoms. For example, to ease the sore throat, the patient is advised to gargle warm salt water (about half a teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm water). Other alternative to reduce sore throat is to take cold drinks and frozen desserts.Other than that you can use over the counter lozenges which widely available at pharmacies and other stores. In infected throat and tonsils a throat culture should be perform in order to confirm infection. Your doctor may prescribed antibiotic to cover infected throat and tonsil. Ampicillin antibiotics is usually not recommended in mono symptoms treatment because of rash side effects.
For pain and fever, the patient may take acetaminophen or ibuprofen as directed. At times, taking antiviral drugs are not necessary as viral infection can go away on its own. The good news is that once a person is infected, a lifelong immunity to future infections from the disease is developed.Astragalus membranceous, a chinese traditional medicine may work for cold and flu symptoms of mono.Astragalus is also called huang qi or milk vetch. Astragalus membranceous consist of immune-boosting effects which able to fight mononucleosis. Echinacea (Echinacea purpera) can also help in cold and flu treatment in mononucleosis.The recommended dose of Echinacea is a teaspoon of tincture in water four times a day or two capsules of freeze-dried extract four times a day until symptoms of mono disappear.
Treatment for Fatigue
The fatigue often can be overwhelming, the reason to keeping people in bed for several weeks.The best treatment for fatigue is rest, at least for the duration of the fatigue usually a week or two.The daily activities should be limit in those experienced mononucleosis symptoms even started to get better.
To prevent mononucleosis infection, you should make sure to wash the utensils used by people with infected mononucleosis. Moreover you should not share food with them. The main root of mono viral infection is through saliva,and kissing is the risk factor of the disease.You should avoid kissing since this can exposed to mononucleosis infection.