Know more about mononucleosis
MONONUCLEOSIS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EVIL.
Mononucleosis(mono) is a well-known infection that refers to kissing sickness. Saliva is the main way of contracting this virus of mono (Epstein-Barr virus). Not only you can catch this virus through kissing, but you can also catch it by sharing a glass or food utensils with the mono patients. But it is important to know that this virus is not contagious as cold.
Young people and adult are most exposed to this virus with all it signs and symptoms whereas children have few symptoms.
If you have this sickness it is important to seek advice or visit a doctor to avoid some risk as an enlarged spleen.
As sign and indication of mononucleosis virus we are:
- Sore throat, perhaps misdiagnosed as strep throat, that doesn't get better after treatment with antibiotics
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and armpits
- Swollen tonsils
- Skin rash
- Soft, swollen spleen
The virus has an eggshell period of about four to six weeks, although in young children this period can be shorter. The eggshell period refers to how long before your symptoms appear after being exposed to the virus. Signs and symptoms such as a fever and sore throat usually lessen within a couple of weeks. But tiredness, increase volume of lymph nodes and a swollen spleen may last for a few weeks longer.
If you are having these symptoms, you need to go and see a doctor. Let us discover its causes.
The most popular cause of mononucleosis is the Epstein-Barr virus, but other viruses also can have similar symptoms. This virus is spread through saliva, and you may catch it from kissing or from sharing food or drinks.
There's no specific therapy available to treat infectious mononucleosis. Antibiotics don't work for viral infections such as mono. Treatment generally involved taking care of yourself, such as getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, and drinking plenty of fluids. You may take over-the-counter pain relievers to treat a fever or sore throat.
- Treating secondary infections and other complications. A streptococcal (strep) infection sometimes goes along with the sore throat of mononucleosis. You may also develop a sinus infection or an infection of your tonsils (tonsillitis). If so, you may need treatment with antibiotics for these accompanying bacterial infections.
Severe narrowing of your airway may be treated with corticosteroids.
- Risk of rash with some medications. Amoxicillin and other antibiotics, including those made from penicillin, aren't advised for people with mononucleosis. In fact, some people with mononucleosis who take one of these drugs may develop a rash. The rash doesn't necessarily mean that they're allergic to the antibiotic, however. If needed, other antibiotics that are less likely to cause a rash are available to treat infections that may go along with mononucleosis.
Nevertheless, Traditional doctors through their research find out a natural herbal tea to treat this sickness in a short time. The remedy is made from medicinal plants and leaves. It has been proven effective and has no side effects. Click on the link below to know more about the natural remedy:
Mononucleosis is propagated through saliva. If you're infected, you can help to avoid the propagation of the virus to others by not kissing them and by not sharing food, dishes, glasses, and utensils until many days after your fever has improved and even longer, if possible. And remember to wash your hands regularly to avoid propagating the virus.
The Epstein-Barr virus may persist in your saliva for months after the infection. No vaccine exists to prevent mononucleosis. But there some natural remedies to get rid of this evil in a short time.
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