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Have you been told that you are suffering from something called as ‘Kissing disease’ and don’t know what it is? This blog is dedicated for all such individuals who are affected by this disorder called Infectious mononucleosis, the medical term for kissing disease.

Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by the Epstein Barr virus. This virus belongs to the Herpes simplex family. It is commonly seen in young adults and adolescents.

The virus is usually transmitted through saliva (therefore the name Kissing disease), blood, sharing drinks and utensils.

Typical symptoms include sore throat, malaise, fever and enlargement of lymphatic glands in the neck region.

The condition is self limiting and usually lasts for 6 to 8 weeks.

Treatment is symptomatic and is aimed at controlling fever and inflammation. There is little evidence to support the use of anti viral medications.

Herbal formulations provide faster recovery in cases of Infectious mononucleosis. They provide a natural cure which is long lasting and devoid of side effects.

If anyone of you has tried any herbal products for Infectious mononucleosis, do share your experience here, so that others can benefit from it.

Dr. Vijaykumar S. Kamat

Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.

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