Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck. Typically it is experienced by those in their mid to late teenage years, but others can get it also. It is usually linked to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Its effects can last up to several months although the major symptoms usually subside after a few weeks. There are things you can do to help so let’s explore the natural mononucleosis treatment you may want to try so that you can start feeling better quickly.
Symptoms of Mono are drowsiness, fever, sore throat, rash, loss of appetite, swollen glands and spleen, muscle aches or stiffness, swollen lymph nodes (usually in the neck) as well as other not so common like chest pain, fatigue, headache, cough, stiffness in the neck, nosebleeds, sensitivity to light, shortness of breath and a rapid heart beat to name a handful. That’s enough to make you feel like you’re dying don’t you think?
It can be serious if not handled properly so let’s look at an effective mono remedy that you could use to treat mono.
Drink Water – Your body needs to stay hydrated, especially when you have a fever so drink lots of water during the day.
Gargle – To alleviate your sore throat try gargling some salt in warm water
Rest – Your body can heal itself from this disease it just needs you to help it by providing the rest that it needs
Supplements – The fact that you have mononucleosis tells that your immune system is compromised and needs help in order to fight this off. Suggested supplements you should take are Vitamins A, C and E as well as zinc and selenium.
Herbs – Here are some herbs that help the body to heal from mononucleosis; Echinacea, garlic, and Olive Leaf Extract. Whether you have these in pill form or as a tea does not matter for effectiveness.
So while you have contracted a disease that has to run its course you now have a mono remedy to try to see what works for you. Some remedies just do not work for some people so you may have to go through some trial and error before you find your answer.
Always remember to look for the natural remedy for whatever condition affects you or your loved ones as they are always out there and typically better for you then prescription drugs with much less, if any, of the harmful side effects.