Health Tip: Recovering From Mononucleosis

(HealthDay News) -- Mononucleosis, often dubbed "mono," is a viral infection that can cause fatigue, weakness, sore throat and fever.

There is no known preventive. Once you have the virus, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how you can help yourself recover:

  • Get lots of rest.
  • Drink enough fluids to ward off dehydration.
  • Soothe a sore throat with a salt water gargle, throat lozenges and soothing treats, such as hard candy or a Popsicle.
  • Take acetaminophen to ease pain and bring down a fever. If your child under age 12 is ill, do NOT give him or her aspirin.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: The fake baby a man was carrying as he and another woman tried to sneak into the mother and baby unit at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif., hospital officials said.
Dignity Health Security/Mercy Medical Center Merced
PHOTO:
dpa, Jens Wolf/AP Photo
PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
PHOTO: Giant panda Bao Bao celebrates her first birthday at the Smithsonians National Zoo, Aug. 23, 2014.
David Galen, Smithsonians National Zoo