Infectious mononucleosis symptoms and treatment

Mononucleosis or kissing disease

Mononucleosis symptoms such as sore throat and fever usually occur four weeks after infection, after incubation of the virus in the body.

What is mononucleosis?

Infectious mononucleosis is known as the "kissing disease" primarily because of the way it is transmitted. This contagious disease is spread most often through saliva and less often by blood. In 90% of cases it is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and the most vulnerable are people aged 15-25 years of age. Sometimes the clinical manifestation happens much later in life and when a person was infected at a young age, and it most commonly happens due to a sharp decline in immunity.

Mononucleosis; TRANSMITION

Since this is a droplet infection, mononucleosis is transferred with a kiss, coughing, sneezing and using common accessories for hygiene, toothbrush, glasses, cutlery and other objects. Infectious mononucleosis can be transmitted through tears or after blood transfusion which is a much rarer case.

Infectious mononucleosis; Symptoms

The symptoms of mononucleosis next to a sore throat and fever (usually not exceeding 38.5 ° C) are swollen lymph nodes that are accompanied by fatigue. Mononucleosis symptoms frequently occur between 4 and 6 weeks after exposure to virus. In addition to the above symptoms rash and swelling of spleen can occur. Seven to ten days must pass for most of problems to recede but exhaustion and fatigue may persist for several weeks and even after months.

Mononucleosis; SYMPTOMS IN ADULT

It is often the case that adults are not aware of the infection, because they have no recognizable symptoms, but such a person may be the "hosts" and therefore carrier of the disease. Viruses remain in the body for life in the case of recovering from the disease, their concentration is not enough so it could be reinstated and expanded.

Mononucleosis; TREATMENT

To confirm the diagnosis of the disease it is necessary to do the blood work, on the basis of which the therapy is prescribed. Kissing disease is characterized by an increased number of leukocytes between 4 and 9 days after infection, it is not infrequent that the liver enzymes are high. If doctor does not can clearly confirm it there is Monospot test which proves how much antibodies are present in the blood to the Epstein-Barr virus. Mononucleosis test is very accurate, and the results are done in one day, but you should take into account that it is not possible to confirm the infection in the first week. Sleep is necessary in the treatment of mononucleosis and the therapy alone involve rest increasing fluids intake, consumption of fiber and if necessary medication to calm a sore throat as well as to lower the temperature if it exceeds 38.5 ° C. Most strictly avoid smoking cigarettes and drinking alcoholic beverages.

Mononucleosis in children

Mononucleosis symptoms in children are often confused with symptoms of colds because they are very similar. Running nose, redness of the throat and enlargement of lymph node knows how to mask the disease. Sometimes disease passes without even being noticed. In slightly older children in addition to these there are the following symptoms of mononucleosis: nausea, weakness, severe headache and enlarged spleen. Depending on the child's immunity, the disease can last from a few days to a couple of weeks. It is necessary to consult a pediatrician to return a child to their normal activities after the disease (usually bed rest is 4-6 weeks).


Mothers should particularly pay attention to the prevention. Strengthening the immunity, regular check-ups with doctors, avoiding crowds and hygiene are the main prerequisites for the overall health of pregnant women. In case you come forward with first mononucleosis symptoms, be sure to do the necessary blood test. We recommend you to read the text: nutrition during pregnancy.


Without strong immunity there is no good prevention, so proper nutrition is the key.
  • Avoid: sugar (especially white), soft drinks, industrially processed food (it has a high content of trans fats), salty snacks, fried and fatty foods
  • Eat as much: fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and drink mild herbal teas.

This plan is to be followed regardless of whether you have mononucleosis symptoms, because you will significantly strengthen the body and reinforce its resistance. Under prevention you have to maintain a high level of personal hygiene, especially hand hygiene is important and avoid contact with infected persons.

Colloidal silver water as a remedy for strengthening the immune system

This water destroys over 650 different causes of disease as it was medically proven. There is a number of complaints that colloidal silver has a beneficial effect. Equally it is effective against fungi, bacteria and viruses. When it comes to infectious mononucleosis colloidal silver water can be used for preventive or for treatment of this disease.

Fresh root or extract from the leaves of the plant strengthens our white blood RCA, which contributes significantly to the healing, shortens the duration of illness and even completely prevents infection. This plant is exceptional in the fight against the virus, particularly tincture of Echinacea. Consult your doctor and follow the instructions because this plant should not be used for an extended period of time.

Garlic - a natural antibiotic

Garlic is an immune stimulator and multi-prized in traditional medicine. It is equally effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Eat 2-3 cloves every day and you will improve your defensive abilities to a higher level. Also it can consume in the form of tinctures.

Tea for headache
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of wormwood, marshmallow, rosemary then 5 tablespoons of juniper berries and a spoon of nettle root.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of this mixture in a liter of boiling water.
  • Cool for 2 hours, strain the tea and drink a cup 3 times a day.

  • In 2 dl of boiling water pour one tablespoon of yarrow and chamomile.
  • Allow it 15 minutes to stand and then drain well.
  • Obtained tea is used lukewarm for gargling and rinsing the throat once or twice a day.

Swollen lymph glands

Mononucleosis symptoms are recognized by swollen glands. For this purpose used is the following composition:
  • Finely chop lavender, St. John's wort, thyme and put the spoon in a cup with 96% alcohol.
  • Keep for a month on a sunny place and then strain it.
  • Dilute with water and inhale 3 minutes a day. The resulting mixture is continuously applied on the outside skin around the lymph glands. Do not swallow!!!

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