Glandular Fever, Infectious Mononucleosis, Epstein Barr Virus EBV Ayurvedic Natural Herbal Remedies

Glandular Fever, Infectious Mononucleosis, Epstein Barr Virus EBV  Ayurvedic Natural Herbal Remedies

Infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever, also known as Mono or Kissing Disease, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in humans, whose most common symptoms are fever, general malaise, and sore throat. The disease occurs predominantly in persons from 10 to 35 years old, but it is known to appear at any age. Infection of young children by the EBV usually causes little or no illness, although it does confer immunity against mononucleosis. A condition very similar to mononucleosis
may be caused by the agents cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii.

Symptoms :-

Mono may begin slowly with fatigue, a general ill feeling, headache, and sore throat. The sore throat slowly gets worse. Your tonsils become swollen and develop a whitish-yellow covering. Often, the lymph nodes in the neck are swollen and painful. Common symptoms of mono include:

* Fever
* Sore throat
* Swollen lymph nodes 
* Drowsiness
* General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
* Loss of appetite
* Muscle aches or stiffness
* Rash

Less common symptoms are:

* Neck stiffness
* Nosebleed
* Rapid heart rate
* Sensitivity to light
* Shortness of breath
* Chest pain
* Cough
* Fatigue
* Headache
* Hives
* Jaundice (yellow color to the skin and whites of the eyes)

Causes :-

Most cases of glandular fever are caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the most common viruses to affect humans.

Most EBV infections are thought to take place during childhood and causes very mild symptoms. However, if a person develops an EBV infection during early adulthood, they can develop the symptoms of glandular fever.

Glandular fever is spread through saliva. It can be spread through:

* kissing - it is often referred to as the 'kissing disease'
* exposure to coughs and sneezes
* sharing eating and drinking utensils, such as cups, glasses and unwashed forks and spoons

Someone with glandular fever is contagious for at least two months after initially being infected with EBV. However, some people can have EBV in their saliva for up to 18 months after having the infection. A few may continue to have the virus in their saliva on and off for years.

Ayurvedic Treatment options :-

The Ayurvedic treatment of this condition is aimed at treating the symptoms, controlling the virulence of the virus, and preventing complications. Herbal compounds are given for sore throat, malaise and fever. Anti-inflammatory herbs which work on the respiratory tract are used to cure the inflammed tonsils, sore throat and swollen lymph glands in the neck. If the affected individual has complications like skin rash and enlarged liver and spleen, specific herbal combinations are given to treat these complications. Most herbal combinations which are used in influenza and common cold give quick relief from symptoms in infectious mononucleosis. Along with these above herbal remedies, herbs are also given which have a known anti-viral action. These herbs help to bring down the infection quickly and easily. Since viral infections dominate in situations of compromised immunity, Ayurvedic herbal compounds are used which have an immunomodulatory action. These herbs increase the resistance of the body and help to control the infection as well as its associated symptoms.

Anyone who is still suffering from chronic glandular fever complications like fatigue, pain in joints and other issues can see our Ayurvedic practitioners who can recommend specific herbs, spices and body detoxification therapies to restore good health.

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Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More