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How to Treat Mono

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This article was co-authored by Erik Kramer, DO, MPH. Dr. Erik Kramer is a Primary Care Physician at the University of Colorado, specializing in internal medicine, diabetes, and weight management. He received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Kramer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is board certified.

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Mono, technically mononucleosis, can be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus or cytomegalovirus (CMV)—both strains of the herpes virus. It is spread through direct contact with the saliva of an infected person, which has earned it the nickname “the kissing disease.” Symptoms develop about 4-7 weeks after contact and can include a sore throat, severe fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, and high fever, as well as occasionally soreness and headaches. Symptoms usually last from 2-6 weeks and it is contagious. There is no drug or other easy treatment for mono. The virus usually needs to simply run its course. Here are the best ways to handle mono. [1] X Research source

How to Treat Mono. Mono, technically mononucleosis, can be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus or cytomegalovirus (CMV)—both strains of the herpes virus. It is spread through direct contact with the saliva of an infected person, which has…

Smoking with mono, need some help guys

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  • Sevendust912
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    Well the other day i was diagnosed with mono by my doctor(i know,shit fuckin sucks.) Anyways, he told me no drinking because it could rupture my spleen and then i would be in trouble. i thought that sucked because i love to drink, but not as much as i love smoking.

    Anyways, ive been smoking for about 4 years now anf have never gone longer then a week without toking. So naturally this could be a problem. i was just wondering if anyone of you fellow tokers have ever had mono, and if it is ok to smoke with it, or is it best to just suck it up and wait untill its gone. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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    I had mono when I was a teenager.. fucks up the immune system.. should not partake of pot .. I believe it has been found to lower your immune system.. even if it doesn’t, one should stop and concentrate on getting well.

    So there you go.. bottom line.. don’t do anything that might curtail you getting well!

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    How to Treat Mononucleosis

    Mononucleosis is an infectious viral disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and, on rare occasions, by cytomegalovirus (CMV). There is no cure for it, and it usually clears up on its on without causing any complications.

    1. Rest. That is probably the single most important thing you can do. Do not fight the urge to sleep.

    2. Stay in bed during the acute phase of the illness if you are feeling very ill and fatigued. Your body is telling you what it needs in order to heal.

    3. Drink plenty of fluids to keep from getting dehydrated. Drink water or fresh juice.

    4. Gargle with warm salt water if you have a sore throat. Suck on throat lozenges, hard candy or Popsicles.

    5. Eat soft, nonspicy foods if your throat is sore.

    6. Maintain good nutrition. It is important to boost your immune system. Eat several small meals a day. It is easier on the digestive system and may be better tolerated while you are sick.

    7. Avoid junk food. It depresses your immune system.

    8. Use the herbs astagalus and echinacea. They are available as a tea, in capsules or as a tincture. They boost immune function.

    9. Take dandelion and milk thistle herbs to protect the liver, which is sometimes affected by mononucleosis. They are available as a tincture, tea or capsules.

    10. Take a high-potency multivitamin.

    11. Take Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, 5,000mg daily, in divided doses to strengthen the immune system.

    12. Use Vitamin E, 400-800 IU per day. It is needed for immune system functioning.

    13. Use Vitamin A, 50,000 IU per day for 2 weeks only, and then slowly reduce down to 10,000 IU. It is essential for immune functioning.

    14. Take a fever reducer, such as ibuprofen, aspirin or acetominophen to relieve fever and aches/pains. Do not give aspirin to children under 18 because of its association with Reye’s syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal disease.

    Antibiotics are ineffective against mononucleosis because it is caused by a virus. They are prescribed only if there is a secondary bacterial infection, such as an ear infection or strep throat.

    Mononucleosis is often mistaken for the flu because the symptoms are similar. A blood test is needed to confirm the presence of mononucleosis. The acute symptoms last between two and four weeks, but the fatigue can continue for several weeks or even months.

    Most cases resolve without complications, but mononucleosis can cause problems with the spleen and liver.

    If you get sudden sharp pains in the left upper abdomen, if breathing and/or swallowing becomes increasingly difficult, or if you spike a fever over 103 F, contact your doctor immediately.

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact a physician or other health care professional before engaging in any activity related to health and diet. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

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    Mononucleosis by Ashley
    When I had Mononucleosis, my glands were huge with white stuff all over them. I was very tired. I felt weak and I didn’t want to eat. When people have mono they are most likely to loose weight. I lost 10 pounds. Gargling with salt water didn’t help me at all. What I did was suck on cough drops or lozenges and I drank plenty of water. Don’t drink orange juice, the acid in it can cause throat to be more irritated. Stay in bed. If you have to eat, eat chicken noodle soup. If you are having trouble sleeping at night (because of the pain), take some sleeping pills or take Tylenol Night Time cold medicine. This will help the pain in your throat and you will sleep all night.

    Well the other day i was diagnosed with mono by my doctor(i know,shit fuckin sucks.) Anyways, he told me no drinking because it could rupture my spleen and…