Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Home Remedy for Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is an infectious disease it is also refers to as kissing disease. Virus that causes mono can be transmitted through saliva; it means anyone can get it through kissing. Virus can spread to by means of cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has the virus. Although contagious, mononucleosis isn’t as contagious as like some infections, such as common cold.

Symptoms of Mononucleosis

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Night sweats
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soft, swollen spleen
  • Swollen lymph nodes in neck and armpits

The virus incubates from four to eight weeks, shorter incubation period occurs in children. Fever and sore throat usually subsides within a couple of weeks, but fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes and a swollen spleen may stay for few more weeks.

Causes of Mononucleosis

The main cause of mononucleosis is Epstein-Barr virus; this has similar symptoms that are caused by cytomegalovirus.

This type of illness is not very serious. Most of the adults have been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus and have built up antibodies overtime. This made them immune and the said illness will not recur.

Home Remedies for Mononucleosis

Bergamot, Eucalyptus, and Lavender essential oils:
Can be used as aromatherapy treatment, use extracts for a warm bath; this may help to relieve fatigue.

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