Epstein-Barr Virus Infection (cont.)
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Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Treatment
There is no specific medicine to treat mononucleosis. Some physicians use corticosteroids to treat significant swelling in the throat or an enlarged spleen, but steroids are not needed in most people. Antiviral medications are available to help oral hairy leukoplakia, including acyclovir (Zovirax), ganciclovir (Cytovene), and foscarnet (Foscavir).
Home Remedies for Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain medicines are recommended for people with mononucleosis. Follow the directions that come with the medications. Many over-the-counter medications for adults are not recommended in children.
Avoid potential trauma to the spleen, including contact sports, for at least one month or until the spleen is no longer enlarged, whichever is longer.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2015
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