With Pfeiffer's glandular fever, young people feel tired and lacking in appetite
Whistling glandular fever is also known as "kissing sickness" because the Epstein-Barr virus that triggers glandular fever is mainly transmitted via saliva. If teenagers feel tired, tired and lacking in appetite, parents should take their children's complaints seriously and have a doctor check whether there is an infection.
Whistling glandular fever is also known as kissing disease. If fever and severe sore throat appear in young people after a phase of fatigue and loss of appetite, they may have contracted glandular fever. Doris Hartwig-Bade, Vice President of the German Professional Association of Otorhinolaryngologists and President of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, advises sufferers to have the symptoms examined by a doctor, which also includes swollen lymph nodes and difficulty swallowing. If an infection with Epstein-Barr viruses is diagnosed, a careful phase of at least four weeks should follow in any case. Whistling glandular fever is a serious medical condition where the spleen can be enlarged. If those affected continue to be exposed to physical stress, they could suffer serious health damage.
As a rule, the disease in children is almost without symptoms. Older patients, on the other hand, often have more severe symptoms. Although Pfeiffer's glandular fever only occurs once in a lifetime, the virus can remain in the body in an inactive state. If the immune system is severely weakened, such as with chemotherapy, it can become active again.
Naturopathy in Pfeiffer's glandular fever In the acute phase of Pfeiffer's glandular fever, additional naturopathic measures can be taken. This includes physical measures, medicinal plants, homeopathic medicines and preparations from bacteria and fungi. They support the body's self-healing powers, alleviate symptoms and sustainably strengthen the immune system. Affected people should be careful. (ag)
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