Epstein Barr Virus

The Epstein-Barr virus is present in human saliva and commonly spreads by sharing drinking glasses, toothbrushes, food, and drinks of an infected person or from a kiss of an infected person. Hence it is popularly known as kissing disease. Infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus is known as infectious mononucleosis. It can also spread through sex, organ transplant, and blood transfusion as it is present in the blood. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, fever, rash, appetite loss, and sore muscles. These symptoms simulate flu, and in most cases, they go undetected and get transmitted. As there is no medicine to cure this infection, symptomatic relief like painkillers and medications for fever can be taken. Adequate rest and intake of plenty of fluids are advised. Within few weeks, the infection gets cleared on its own.

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How can I treat the Epstein-Barr virus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of anxiety and panic issues. I was trying to find out the root cause of it and I have found that I have IgG antibodies against Epstein-Barr Virus and a Streptococcal infection (Anti-DNase B Test) in my throat. I also seem to have OCD issues and always remember having...  Read Full »


Dr. Purohit Manish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand you are having antibody against EBV (Epstein–Barr virus) and Streptococcal infection but you have never suffered from EBV disease. You only had some episode of Streptococcal throat infection in the past. So first I wish to explain you that ...  Read Full »

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