Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also
depend on how severe the condition is.
Prescription medicines are rarely
needed in the treatment of mono. Antibiotics will not help your child's mono get better.
In rare, more severe cases in which swelling of the throat and tonsils are making
breathing hard or if the fever and fatigue last a long time, your child may need
corticosteroids. If breathing becomes difficult, your child should see an ear, nose,
throat doctor (otolaryngologist). In most cases of mono, care to ease symptoms is
that is needed.
To ease symptoms, help your child:
- Get lots of rest
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated
- Take over-the-counter medicine for fever and discomfort