Medical treatment for mononucleosis is generally reserved for those cases in which complications arise.
- Corticosteroids may be prescribed in rare cases of airway obstruction, hemolytic anemia (an autoimmune process in which red blood cells are destroyed), severe thrombocytopenia (a decrease in platelets, which are clotting components in the blood), and complications involving the heart and nerves.
- Antibiotics are not used to treat mononucleosis.
- Admission to a hospital is rarely needed, unless unforeseen complications occur.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015
Must Read Articles Related to Mononucleosis
A peritonsillar abscess forms in the tissues of the throat next to one of the tonsils. An abscess is a collection of pus that forms near an area of infected .....learn more >>
Sore throats are generally named for the anatomical site affected. The pharynx, tonsils, adenoids, larynx, and epiglottis. Sore throat treatment depends on the ...learn more >>
Swollen Lymph Glands
Lymph nodes (part of the lymphatic system) may signal infection if they are swollen. Types of conditions that involve swollen lymph nodes include infection, vir...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Mononucleosis: