Mononucleosis – kissing disease
Mononucleosis, also known as Mono or kissing disease is caused by Barr virus (EBV) after two to three weeks of infection. The virus belongs to the herpes virus family, and it is transferred from person to person through the saliva which makes kissing a common means of contracting the disease. It is characterized by fever, malaise, weakness and obvious sore throat.
Causes of Mononucleosis
Microscopic pathogens in the form of viruses through RNA or DNA invade cells of organisms, and they multiply. This virus takes control of the cell altering the cell’s genetic code and fully takes control of the cell’s function. This infected cell can be multiplied by a larger proportion, infecting other cells in the body. The body immune system is capable of killing the virus at some point or develops immunity to it.
Symptoms of Mononucleosis
A sore throat that lasts for as long as one to four weeks requires the querying of Mononucleosis.
Mononucleosis has flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat, fever and swollen lymph nodes which can also show in the form of extreme fatigue and can be wrongly diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome. Mono can cause inflammation of liver occasionally, and this can lead to jaundice, hepatitis, and inflamed spleen.
Rare symptoms include low blood count, inflammation of lungs, skin rash, and low platelet count. Swelling of the lymph nodes around the neck requires urgent medical attention because of the difficulty it brings to swallowing and breathing.
Tests for Mononucleosis
A blood test is usually done to determine if the white cell count is normal or moderately elevated. When an increase of more than 10% is noticed in the white blood cell known lymphocytes, then there is a positive Mono spot. Mono spot test investigates Epstein-Barr virus to determine the presence Mononucleosis.
The test shows infection after 2 to 9weeks of getting infected because the virus remains dormant. The symptoms can last for a space of 4 weeks or more.
Homeopathic Remedies for Treating Mononucleosis
Arsenic album is administered to symptoms of Mono that include fatigue, extreme weakness, and lethargy. This also includes aching of joints, trembling of the body with muscle pain, burning sensation in the throat including the digestive tracts. Other symptoms that accompany this include anxiety and depression over the illness and fear of death. The patient becomes extra neat, washing hands for fear of germs frequently and also fears to vomit. The patient also becomes restless at night.
This homeopathic remedy is administered to patients with swollen tonsil and uvula usually about double their normal size and are typically pink in color. The patient desires ice or cold drinks to ease the throat pain.
This remedy is suitable for Mono in its early stage which is characterized by fever and painful throat.
This remedy is also suitable for early stage of Mono but with symptoms such as fever, painful cough and sore chest.
The remedy is administered to patients with a sore throat that feels as though the tonsil is poked with glass. The throat is more comfortable to warm drinks than cold drinks and extremely sensitive to touch. This painful feeling in the throat is also accompanied with a croupy cough.
This remedy is also considered for early treatment on Mono that is characterized by sore throat pain associated with swollen lymph glands, liver or spleen complication and uneasy night usually night sweats. The emotional state of the patient is also characterized by a level of insecurity and fear.
This remedy can be combined with Ferrum Phosphoricum for the treatment of Mono that shows in the form of extremely swollen tonsils.
This remedy is suitable for Mono that is characterized by the painful throat that makes swallowing difficult, white patches are seen around swollen tonsil and throat becomes bluish-red often with salivation and a never ending desire to swallow. Such a patient is susceptible to temperature change and usually sweats at night. Also, aching bones, swollen tongue, swollen glands of the neck and groin are all noticeable signs that require this remedy.
This remedy is perfect with pain that radiates towards the ear and swollen and swollen lymph nodes. The throat is inflamed, and there is much difficulty in swallowing.
Homeopathic remedies are not limited to those stated above, and this makes it imperative to consult a competent homeopath for proper prescription and to administer the right type of remedy to get rid of Mononucleosis.
Homeopathic treatment for Mononucleosis in Philadelphia
If you suffer from Mononucleosis and prefer natural treatment, call Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic for an appointment. Dr. Tsan will examine you and administer appropriate homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic treatment is natural and causes no side effects.