What Is the Treatment for Epstein-Barr Virus?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 12:06:12 AM ET
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The Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV, has no cure or designated treatment, but physicians typically recommend medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and corticosteroids to relieve fever, pain and inflammation symptoms, according to Healthgrades. Patients may be advised to consume fluids regularly and maintain physical strength by getting extra sleep and rest. To prevent spleen damage, physicians may advise patients with mononucleosis to avoid contact sports and heavy lifting, Merck notes.