glandular fever

Treat Glandular Fever Naturally

Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, the same virus that causes mono. Because of this, once you have had glandular fever, chances are you won’t ever have it again as you’ve earned a life-long immunity. Unfortunately, you may remain contagious for up to 18 months after the initial contraction of the virus!

 

How do I know if I have glandular fever?

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands or nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle aches
  • Skin rash
  • Sweating
  • Stomach pain
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Enlarged liver
  • Jaundice
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Discolored urine
  • High blood pressure

 

How do I glandular fever?

  • Glandular fever is contagious for at least two months after initial infection.
  • Avoid sharing saliva with someone who may be infected. Avoid kissing and sharing utensils.
  • Cover your mouth if people are coughing and sneezing around you.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

 

How can I treat glandular fever?

  • Get lots of rest and sleep.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Boost immune system function with Echinacea.
  • Olea europea can help to fight the Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Wild indigo or licorice can help to soothe a sore throat and boost immunity.
  • Olive leaf and astragalus can help to soothe pain and inflammation.
  • Vitamin C and zinc help to clear out infections.
  • B vitamins help to increase energy levels.
  • Eat foods that are high in protein like chicken, fish, eggs and legumes to help boost immunity and rebuild muscle mass.
  • Flaxseed oil and omega-3’s are critical for cell function.
  • Eucalyptus or tea tree oil breathed in with steam can help with decongestion.
  • Take a bath with a few drops of lavender oil to help soothe a headache and sore muscles.
  • Cleanse the liver with lemon juice, dandelion tea and artichoke to help it function better.
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