Because infectious mononucleosis is rarely serious, you usually don’t need treatment. The infection can run its course within a few weeks.
During that time, your physician may recommend treatment options to relieve your symptoms, including:
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever and pain
- Plenty of rest and fluids, especially water
- Warm salt-water gargles to relieve throat pain
- Corticosteroids to reduce throat and tonsil pain and swelling