Treatment for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Early Stage Treatment for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
- Bed rest.
- Fever – Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen).
- Pain – Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen).
- Antiviral medications.
- Strenuous exercise – avoid for 2 to 3 weeks.
Treatment for Throat Pain and Pharyngeal Inflammation
- Salt water gargles– add 1 tablespoon or 5 gram of salt in to 250 cc of water. Gargle twice a day half hour before taking any food.
- Garlic Water– gargle twice a day. Garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon added to 250 ccs of water and gargle twice a day. Do not swallow the garlic water.
- Throat Irritation– Lozenges may help to eliminate throat irritation causing cough and pain.
Treatment for Dehydration
- Fever and infection may cause dehydration, drink plenty of water frequently.
- Returning to your usual schedule too soon can increase the risk of a relapse.
Treatment for Prolonged Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Complete rest is recommended until the following symptoms of mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease disappear.
- Signs of fatigue, muscle pain, weakness and splenomegaly indicate disease may take longer to recover.
- Spleen and liver may be enlarged and care must be taken to prevent rupture of spleen.
- Do not perform any vigorous activities, heavy lifting or contact sports.
Prognosis for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Prognosis for mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease includes:
- Viral infection very rarely lasts for more than 4 weeks.
- Mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease is not a fatal disease.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome – Symptoms such as fatigue and muscle weakness may last beyond 4 weeks or prolonged period.
- Chronic EBV infection – if symptoms continue beyond 6 months then disease is called chronic EBV infection.
- Chronic throat pain may last several months.
- However, valid laboratory evidence for continued active EBV infection is seldom found in these patients.
Alternative Medicine for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Following treatment options are suggested for mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease. Few treatments of alternative medicines described under this section of alternative medicine are scientifically tested by doctors around the world. Reader must discuss these treatment options with their physician practicing alternative medicine or health care provider or neuropathic physician.
Diet Changes for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
The following diet changes are suggested for mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease:
- Drink great amount of fluids.
- Avoid animal proteins.
- Avoid overeating – eat small meals four to five times a day.
- Avoidance of processed foods like soft drinks, sugar, caffeinated beverage, white flour product, and fried food items.
- Limit carbohydrate food intake before going to bed like crackers, potato, etc.
- Non-animal protein – nuts and seeds with yogurt and cheese.
- Water – Intake of a big glass of pure water after meals is helpful.
- Herbal tea – drink herbal tea instead of water.
Herbs for Treating Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Below mentioned herbs can be helpful in treating mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease:
- Combine tinctures of myrrh, echinacea, wormwood, cleavers, and calendula equally and take half a teaspoon of this mixture at least three times a day.
- Echinacea available in capsules and as an herbal extract that can be taken in juice or water.
- Astragulus – Astragulus is an herb used in Chinese medicine to build the immune system and as an overall health tonic. There isn’t any scientific research, anecdotal evidence that suggests that astragulus has antiviral and antiseptic properties. Astragulus may be used for symptoms of EBV infection such as fatigue and weakness for symptomatic relief. Side effects should be evaluated against benefit.
- Olive Leaf – Extract of olive have been used to treat infection caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Olive leaf was found to be effective in eliminating symptoms like chronic throat pain, fatigue and weakness in patients diagnosed of mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease. Literature search has not shown any published scientific study to support such therapeutic effects.
Homeopathic Treatment for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Homeopathic treatment can sometimes help in treating mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease. Homeopathic Arsenicum – is frequently used in homeopathic practice to treat chronic illnesses. Arsenicum may relieve certain symptoms of fatigue and weakness associated with Epstein Barr and chronic fatigue syndrome, according to Holistic Online. It is available over the counter.
Hydrotherapy Treatment for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
- Immerse whole body in warm water
- Steam baths
- Steam saunas
- Using hot or cold compresses.
Hyperthermia for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Hyperthermia treatment for mono infection or pfeiffer’s disease involves artificially increasing body temperature. Treatment is performed under supervision of health care provider. This is quite an effective way of getting rid of toxins and heavy metals from the body along with infectious bacteria and viruses which cannot tolerate elevated body temperatures.
Juice Therapy for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Juice therapy is an add on therapy in treating mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease:
- Mix juice – Combine juice of carrot, tomato, green pepper, garlic.
- Use of wheat grass juice.
Nutritional Supplementation Treatment for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Below mentioned nutritional supplements can really contribute in treating mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease:
- Vitamin C, A, E and B complex.
- Acidophilus – Strains of L. acidophilus have been tried in several diseases and shown favorable results.
- Chlorophyll– Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in cyanobacteria and chloroplasts of algae and plants. Chlorophyll is used as a coloring agent in selection of food and drinks.
- Selenium– Selenium is an element and toxic in large amount. Traces of selenium are biological active element at cellular level and acts as an anti-oxidant. Selenium is tried in chronic diseases with favorable response, though literature is not supporting its use for any particular chronic illness.
Professional Care for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Professional care for mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease comprises of:
- Magnetic Therapy
- Neuropathic Medicine- specialized in prevention of recurrent infection.
Conventional Therapies for Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease
Conventional therapies can aid in relieving mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease. Below mentioned are few of them:
- Oxygen Therapy
- Traditional Chinese Therapy
- Detoxification Therapy
- Environmental Medicine
- Yoga breathing exercise to improve blood circulation of respiratory system.
- Turmeric- half spoon mix with half glass warm milk, drink at bedtime.
- Certain varieties of seafood that high in Omega-3 fatty acids like tuna, salmon etc.
Alternative Treatment for (Long Term) Chronic Mono Infection or Pfeiffer’s Disease and Throat Pain
For long-term mono infection or Pfeiffer’s disease, it is recommended to follow the below mentioned suggestions routinely:
- Salt water gargle
- Garlic gargle
- Steam sauna
- Dilute ointment containing camphor, eucalptol and menthol in warm water (Vicks Vaporub) and breathe few times twice a day.
- Keep throat moist all time
- Drink lots of water, vegetable juice, herbal tea, coconut water etc.
- No smoking
- Sore throat – Goldenseal root and Oregon Grape root.
Disclaimer for Our Readers
Alternative medicine includes treatment with herbal and homeopathic medications. History and physical examination is necessary to rule out liver disease or kidney problems to prevent side effects and complications. All treatment described in this articles are not approved by FDA and may not be safe for some or all readers. Patient or reader should consult neurologist and infectious disease specialist while trying alternative treatment with physician practicing alternative medicine.
- Mayo Clinic – Mononucleosis (Mono): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350328
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Infectious Mononucleosis: https://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/about-mono.html
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Homeopathy: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/homeopathy