Epstein Barr Infection Overview
What is Epstein Barr infection?
A person with an Epstein-Barr infection is infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. The Epstein-Barr virus infects white blood cells, which fight infection. Epstein-Barr is the virus that is responsible for acute mononucleosis. About 95 percent of adults have been infected by the Epstein-Barr virus by the time they are 40 years old.
What are the symptoms of Epstein Barr infection?
Most Epstein Barr infections do not cause symptoms. Symptoms of Epstein Barr infection include fatigue, weakness, fever, headache, muscle aches, rash, sore throat, swollen tonsils, and swollen glands in the neck. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and abdominal pain.
How does the doctor treat Epstein Barr infection?
Treatment for Epstein Barr infection includes encourage fluids, rest, avoid alcohol, warm saltwater gargles, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control.
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