How to treat mononucleosis

How to treat mononucleosis
 Infectious mononucleosis - a viral disease that affects the lymphoid tissue. Is most common in children under the age of 3 years. In young children, the disease usually occurs much less frequently and a milder form. Can develop and adults. How to treat infectious mononucleosis?
 Infection with mononucleosis occurs either through airborne droplets or by contact: games, handshakes, through shared objects. The incubation period is very stretched in time - it can range from a few days to a few weeks. It depends on many factors, primarily on the general condition of the child, level of immunity.

Disease symptoms: swollen lymph nodes, liver and spleen, inflammation of the tonsils, nasopharynx tissues - as a result, shortness of breath. Temperature may rise, cause pain when swallowing, the feeling of a common "weakness" of lethargy.

First, you must make the correct diagnosis. The fact that inexperienced doctors often confused with angina mononucleosis. But in the analysis of the patient's blood found specific cells from the name of which was the name of the disease itself - "atypical mononuclear cells."

Treatment of mononucleosis in most cases carried out in the same way as the treatment of other viral infections. The patient should be given plenty of warm drinks (best tea with lemon), digestible foods rich in vitamins. Take antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs, rinse your mouth and nose wash chamomile extract, a weak solution of potassium permanganate or similar solutions. When severe illness prescribed by a doctor can be used hormonal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Ill person is necessary to ensure gentle treatment, if possible, stay in bed. Take all measures to prevent possible complications. Since the defeat of the lymphoid system of the body makes it very vulnerable to almost any infection.

These measures primarily include limiting contacts after recovery, refraining from preventive vaccinations (at least six months, as prescribed by a doctor - and a year). Also contraindicated sunbathing, trips to other climatic zones. Very common, alas, the error parents take the child to the sea. "He was sick, weak, even to swim, sunbathe, plenty of fruit encroach! ". It can bring benefits instead of a sharp deterioration in health.

In identifying the disease mononucleosis, no special security measures (quarantine, disinfection) in kindergarten, for example, do not need to take. We can restrict wet cleaning.

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