Medicines for treating the Mononucleosis Virus

What medicines are used for treating Mono?

Antibiotics do not help to fight mono, as this is a viral disease. If the patient definitely has strep throat, then antibiotics can be prescribed for this.

Common pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen are useful in containing the pain and the fever, although aspirin should never be prescribed due to the risk of Reyes syndrome.

It has been advised that steroids only be prescribed in the treatment of severe symptoms, although they often help patients to feel better.

This is because steroids suppress the immune system. The mono virus can lead to serious diseases and cancer in people with compromised immune systems. The steroids therefore put these people at further risk.

The bad news about mononucleosis is that you caught it in the first place. The good news is that it is likely never to happen again.

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