Epstein-Barr Virus Infection (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain medicines are recommended for people with mononucleosis. Be sure to follow the directions that come with the medications. Many over-the-counter medications for adults are not recommended in children. It is important to avoid 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 5/2/2014
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