Homeopathy medicines are effective in many functional and pathological disorders and so in the case of Mono. The one or more of the following specific homeopathic remedies are recommended for mono.

  • Belladonna:  for early stages of mononucleosis with sudden onset of fever.
  • Ferrum phosphoricum:  for individuals with the early stages of a fever accompanied by a painful cough and sore chest.
  • Kali muriaticum: typically used for individuals with extremely swollen tonsils, but may also be useful for treating infectious mononucleosis when administered in conjunction with Ferrum phosphoricum.
  • Mercurius : for individuals with a fever accompanied by profuse sweating, alternating hot and cold body temperature, weakness in the limbs and painful, aching bones, a bluish-red throat with a constant desire to swallow, excessive salivation, teeth marks around the edges of a swollen tongue, and tremendous thirst.
  • Phytolacca: for pain caused by throat inflammation that radiates to the ears upon swallowing.
  • Other helpful remedies include Lachesis, Conium, Hepar sulphuricum, and Baryta carbonica.

Antioxidants are obtained through our food and through supplementation and they are able to slow down or prevent the oxidative damage to our bodies. Antioxidants enhance the immune system and lower the risk of serious infections. They bind together with the harmful molecules and reduce their destructive ability allowing for cell repair and healing. Infectious mononucleosis is also known as Mono. A compromised immune system is a fair game for the Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the herpes family of viruses. The symptoms of mono include fever, swollen lymph nodes, chronic fatigue, night sweats and loss of appetite.

Generally these symptoms abate after a few weeks. There is no commonly accepted medication protocol for mono other than rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pain killers. However, many people have benefitted greatly by including antioxidant supplements as part of the healing process. Not everyone   experiences   the   same   symptoms. Swollen glands, tiredness, and body aches are the most common. If you are exposed to mononucleosis and do not have immunity to it, then you could be infectious for several days before symptoms appear.

Once you get mono, you can be contagious for several months. In rare cases Mono can be contagious for years. Many people with mono are frustrated that there is no real treatment. The only course of action consists of treating symptoms. Taking the natural approach is actually a very good way to treat mono.

Antioxidants vitamins, like vitamin C, Stimulates the production of the white blood cells that produce antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus – the cause of mononucleosis. There are great for boosting your immune system into high gear. It is taking on the immune system to create the antibodies against mono. It helps to clear your cells of the virus and give your immune system the tools to perform at its peak.

Vitamin A, like vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to kill and scavenge the virus that causes mononucleosis. There are several different vitamins that are effective in boosting the immune system. Along with Vitamin A and C,   Selenium   and   Zinc may be helpful in strengthening the immune system in order to   fight the virus. They help reduce the severity and duration of the mono symptoms, although adding additional supplements with these vitamins have not been shown to help with mono treatment.

Many mononucleosis patients benefit from taking, Magnesium as this is a mineral involved in the cell’s energy production. It helps in reducing feeling of stress, better sleep, more relaxed muscles and improved stamina. B complex vitamins help support the adrenal glands, which help the body cope with stress, as they also involved in energy production which makes them essential for people with mononucleosis. Co enzyme Q10 is a potent antioxidant and it plays an important role in energy production. It converts carbohydrates, fat and proteins into energy. A very common supplemental antioxidant that has consistently been shown to be effective is Echinacea. This helps in fighting with infection by improving our immune system.

Usually, mononucleosis takes months, sometime years, to recover from. But the science of acupressure is based on a theory that is totally different from allopathic treatments.

In acupressure the meridians points start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian. The names of these meridians specify the organ associated with them.

One interesting theory of acupressure states that it is not necessarily the organ that relates to the system the cause of the problem. It is the “root cause” that is the main cause of the malfunction and if the root problem is cured, the external problem is cured as well. In acupressure the whole body would be studied by reading energy pulses located on the arms to diagnose the root cause and once the root cause is diagnosed, that specific problem would be cure and not just the surface problem.

Acupressure is a slow process and it takes a long time ranging anywhere from one day to probably more than five years depending on the problem and its severity. There are certain points located on meridians called emergency points or “Z” points. The interesting thing about acupressure is that a patient can do the points on his/her own body without external assistance. Nevertheless, if the patient is not regular, the treatment does not do any good to him/her.

Once the acupressure diagnoses the problem, the patient is given some points on the body (mostly arms and legs) and the acupressure marks them for the patient. Each point has to be pressed hard and the pressure is sustained for fifteen seconds. The pressure has to be given by using the thumb and the direction of the thumb has to be towards the body. The pressure is-then released for a second and the point is repressed in the same manner. Each point is pressed for fifteen seconds every time for three consecutive times.

So actually, each point receives a total pressure of forty-five seconds with one-second gaps every fifteen seconds. The points are given in a sequence so that there is a smooth switch from one meridian to another. The sequence is based on the root cause i.e. if the patient’s root cause is circulation, the points on the circulation meridian are given first and then other meridians follow up for activating the organs associated with the circulation meridian.

Mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, mononucleosis affects the throat and lymph nodes. Mono symptoms may include severe fatigue, fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands and spleen and abnormal liver function.

A healthy diet, along with complete and absolute rest plays an extremely important role in the treatment of mononucleosis. Instead of adopting a completely new diet, make a few necessary changes to the diet that you follow.

While loss of appetite is said to be one of the symptoms of mononucleosis, food should not be ignored at this time. It is tough to enjoy food during this situation, but treat it as one of the pains that one should bear during this ailment.

Doctors prescribe for a diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins (avoid red meat). Avoid fatty foods and eat as many green vegetables as possible to boost your immune system. Nutritional supplements such as Green Magma, spirulina, and chlorella.

Vitamins and nutritional supplements along with vitamin C and a vitamin B-complex re-enhance strength. Doctors recommend echinacea and astralagus for enhancing the immune system. There are some herbs also have antiviral properties,such as:  lemon balm, elderberry, licorice, hyssop and chrysanthemum flowers.

Prefer food containing fatty acids:

Trans-fatty acids have a large amount of radicals to enhance our immune system to fight against the mononucleosis. These fatty acidic foods include french fries, onion rings, breads, cookies, crackers and cakes.

Foods having anti-oxidants:

Free radicals suppress the immune system and can cause harm to DNA and can destruct our system. Green vegetables, pepper, blueberries, tomatoes, cherries are the main supplements for antioxidants.

Mononucleosis is also known as the “mono disease”. This infection is caused by the Epstein Barr virus. This virus is a very common one and spreads by close personal contact with the infected person. The virus is passed on through the saliva of the infected person.

A romatherapy treatment is quite popular for treating mono symptoms. Following are some of the most common aromatherapy measures for treatment:

  • Eucalyptus, bergamot and lavender essential oils are good options, and such a warm bath can help relieve fatigue.
  • Garlic can also help a lot as it helps against viral infections.
  • Wild Indigo and cleavers plant extracts are also believed to help cleanse the lymphatic system. Elder and yarrow flower have medicinal properties and are believed to0 help reduce the fever. If a sore throat is also one of the symptoms then gargling with salt water or licorice can be quite effective.
  • Oils that are used for treatment of mono can reduce fever and malaise. The essential oils of eucalyptus, lavender, and bergamot can be diffused into the air using a vaporizer. These vapors when inhaled can help reduce the malaise, increasing energy levels and reducing tiredness and fatigue.
  • These oils are directly poured on pulse area so that aroma keeps on diffusing. When these oils are applied on pulsating points, fumes diffusing from it into the air is been inhaled by us. We can use tea tree oil which can help kill off the virus inside the body.

Ampicillin belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillin that are used for treating bacterial infections. Other members of this class include amoxicillin (Amoxil), piperacillin (Pipracil), ticarcillin (Ticar).

Ampicillin (originally branded as ‘Penbritin’) also demonstrated activity against Gram-negative organisms such as H. influenzae, coliforms and Proteus spp. Ampicillin was the first of a number of so-called broad spectrum penicillins subsequently introduced by Beecham.

The medicine is Ampicillin is used for treating infections of the middle ear, sinuses, stomach and intestines, bladder, and kidney caused by susceptible bacteria. It also is used for treating uncomplicated gonorrhea, meningitis, endocarditis and other serious infections.

It is available in the following forms and strengths, all of which are taken orally:

  • 250-mg capsule
  • 500-mg capsule
  • 50-mg/mL liquid suspension

It is also available as a clear liquid given by vein (IV).

Measures to Consume and Store Ampicillin

  • You should take ampicillin on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • Shake the liquid suspension well before you take it. Use
  • A medicine cup or oral syringe to measure your dose to be sure you are taking the correct amount of medicine.
  • Store the liquid suspension in the refrigerator.
  • Store the capsules at room temperature in a dry place.
  • Discard the liquid suspension after 14 days or when the expiration date on the label tells you to do so.

Possible Side Effects

Possible side effects of this medicine are as follows:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Allergic reaction with the following symptoms: rash, hives, itching, chills, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, swelling of face or neck, tightness in throat, or cough.

There are many ways to treat out bacterial infections. Some people take anti-biotic, some use medicines. Thus the direct way to get out from these kinds of diseases is penicillin’s injection. These injections are antibiotic and are used to treat a variety of bacterial infections directly by injection; this is the fastest and most efficient way of treatment.

Well this is generally recommended by some experts that if you are taking penicillin, then you should go for a doctor first. A doctor knows well how to treat you. In any other case if you don’t have any option, you must be careful about the directions which your doctor showed you.

You must clean that area which is about to injected. Antibiotic works well when the amount of dose is being kept at constant level always. You should take it after an interval or by managing the level of dose through day and night. You should continue taking the injections on use of dose until it gets over, whether if your symptoms are gone before. We should use the full prescribed amount of dose. Bacteria are there which slows down after each dose of this injection and if the amount of dose has been terminated due to unseen effects, then a person may get bacteria’s attack again on his/her body soon.

Now we look for side effects of this anti-biotic.

Its high medication may leads to mil diarrhea, your stomach may go to upset, vomiting and nausea would be normal to happen when you are initializing the use of anti-biotic from some first days. If these symptoms remain unchanged and be continues then you are recommended to tell it your doctor first and fast.

Doctor checks whatever you say to him. So this is strongly recommended by experts that if you are going for a doctor in any case, you should tell whatever you feel like about your disease. If you develop urine with blood, a high fever (viral), blooding at the level of unusualness, your eyes are yellow, tiredness and weakness is being at its high edge. A person should tell his doctor about these all specially in these kinds of disease, because this disease may leads to pseudo membranous colitis (intestinal condition).

  • If you are allergenic by penicillin then you should consult with your doctor and take care of the following precautions:
  • You must try to notify your pharmacist about your prescription.
  • You may consult about your diet. Full avoid of salt may reduce harm of this disease.
  • You should care for your babies if they are patients.
  • Don’t give breast’s milk to babies if you are patient.

The new drug target, which is known as a protease dimer, could serve as a model for developing new therapeutics for diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s.

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) have now found a new way of targeting the herpes virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, which will return researchers to the idea that protease inhibitors may be useful against the entire herpes virus family, after 2 decades during which this goal seemed out of bounds. Known as a protease dimer, the new drug target might serve as the model for developing therapies for diseases running the entire medical spectrum from cancer to Alzheimer’s say the researchers. The study was published on the Nature Chemical Biology website.

Most of the antiviral drugs in current use work by targeting the areas where viral proteins are active. These drugs use a system whereby enzymes and receptors work together to activate or render harmless a specific protein. This is called “lock and key action,” and causes the receptors to become inactive.

However, the viral enzymes known as proteases, such as exist within the herpes virus family and in HIV, take a specific form known as a “dimer,” and resemble two halves of a whole, looking somewhat like an opened clamshell, when they are stable. Dimers play a crucial role in causing viruses to be infectious but must have both halves of the clamshell in order to enable binding and activation. Back in the 1980’s, scientists blocked the active part of the dimer surface, making it possible to target the HIV protease for drug development, though the herpes virus protease dimer still eludes all efforts to stop it where it starts—at the site of activity, say the researchers.

The UCSF team had a different idea: they thought to prevent the two sides of the dimer from making a connection at the “clamshell” joint so as to prevent activation. A professor of UCSF’s School of Pharmacy explained, “If you disrupt the protein-protein interactions, you don’t need the key to a specific lock. Instead, we’re essentially preventing the lock from being made in the first place.”

Since all the herpes viruses have proteases which are similar in structure, the proteases dimmer is found to work against the entire herpes viral family.

Aciclovir (Acyclovir) is an oral antiviral drug used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms. This can cause impaired functioning and may pose a safety issue, especially when driving a car, operating machinery or running heavy equipment. Acyclovir comes in several different formulations, and can be given orally or applied topically.

Aciclovir (Acyclovir) is used to decrease pain and speed the healing of sores or blisters in people who have varicella (chickenpox), herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past), and first-time or repeat outbreaks of genital herpes (a herpes virus infection that causes sores to form around the genitals and rectum from time to time).

The medicine is also sometimes used to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes in people who are infected with the virus. Aciclovir (Acyclovir) is in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body. Aciclovir will not cure genital herpes and may not stop the spread of genital herpes to other people.

Aciclovir (Acyclovir) may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Agitation
  • Pain, especially in the joints
  • Hair loss
  • Changes in vision

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Hives
  • Rash or blisters
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fever, sore throat, chills, cough, and other signs of infection
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Blood in the urine
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Decreased urination
  • Headache
  • Hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • Confusion
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Temporary inability to move parts of your body
  • Shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
  • Loss of consciousness

The medicine should be taken in the right quantity as prescribed by the doctors or health care professionals. Excessive intake or higher dose may lead to severe health issues like:

  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Decreased urination

Antiviral drugs are medicines that act directly on viruses to stop them from multiplying. These are the drugs used to treat infections caused by viruses. Because viruses can only function within the cells of their hosts, it has been difficult to produce drugs that act specifically against viruses without damaging their host cells.

The effectiveness of antiviral drugs is therefore limited: frequently they will contain an outbreak of viral activity but are not capable of totally eradicating the infection, which can recur (as with cold sores). Fortunately, the majority of viral infections resolves spontaneously in most people and do not require specific medication. However, in immuno-compromised individuals, whose ability to fight infection is impaired because of drug therapy or disease like AIDS, antiviral treatment may be life-saving.

Many antiviral drugs act by interfering with DNA production and thus prevent the virus from replicating. The antiviral drugs are used to prevent or treat the diseases listed above. These drugs are specific for individual viruses and offer no benefit for conditions caused by other viruses.

For patients with symptoms of severe illness that are probably due to pandemic influenza, WHO recommends that treatment with oseltamivir should start immediately, no matter when the illness started and without waiting for laboratory results to confirm infection.

For patients at higher risk for serious disease from pandemic influenza, including pregnant women, children under age 5 and those with certain underlying medical conditions, WHO recommends treatment with either oseltamivir or zanamivir as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms, and without waiting for the results of laboratory tests.

People who are not from a higher risk group but who have persistent or rapidly worsening symptoms should be treated with antiviral. These symptoms include difficulty breathing or a high fever that lasts beyond three days.

Antiviral should only be used when prescribed by a qualified health care provider, as they will be able to assess each situation and make the appropriate decisions on care.

People who are not from a higher risk group and experience mild symptoms need not take antiviral. Most people recover from the pandemic influenza without the need for medical care.