Health-Related Links -- Mononucleosis

Symptoms

  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • sore throat
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • fever
  • headache
  • skin rash
  • muscle aches

Treatment

  • acetaminophen or ibuprofen for relief of discomfort or fever (don't take aspirin)
  • drink plenty of liquids
  • throat lozenges for sore throat
  • gargle with salt water (1 tsp. salt in 1/2 glass warm water) for sore throat
  • avoid sharing drinks with others
  • avoid drinking alcohol while you are ill
  • avoid strenuous exercise or contact sports
  • get extra rest

Get Advice For

  • fever over 101 F
  • severe sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty breathing
  • jaundice (yellow skin)
  • dark urine
  • abdominal pain