Glandular Fever is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Medically it is known as Infectious Mononucleosis. It can be diagnosed by signs and symptoms of fever, sore throat, fatigue, malaise, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss and an enlarged spleen.
Naturopathically, glandular fever is treated by strengthening & supporting the immune system, promoting lymphatic drainage & circulation, improving energy and vitality, reducing inflammation, supporting the adrenals, liver & digestion and the nervous system. This is done by using anti-virals, anti-inflammatories, immune boosters, lymphatics and energy boosters. Essential fatty acids are used for inflammation, high doses of vitamin A,C & E, zinc and selenium boost the immune system, as well as olive leaf extract & echinacea. To support the adrenals and nervous system a good vitamin B complex is needed. For the liver and digestion probiotics should be used. To promote lymphatic drainage moderate exercise is useful as well as dry body brushing before showering.
Treatment would include the following:
Epstein-Barr homeopathic drops (Enzyme Process)
Vir-X Homeopathic drops (Enzyme Process)
Enzimmune (Enzyme Process)
B-50 Complete (Enzyme Process)
Ultra Omega (Amipro)
Ultra Flora caps (Amipro)
Ultra Clear Plus – Liver Support (Amipro)
Malic Acid (Amipro) or Fibroplex ( Metagenics)
All these products are available from Wellness Warehouse. For further advice, please feel free to visit me at the Natural Medicine Dispensary at our kloof Street Branch.
Sameera Abbas (Naturopath)