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What is it?
Children and young adults are most prone to glandular fever. It is caused by a virus infection and is passed on by close contact. The patient develops a sore throat swollen lymph glands in the neck, armpits and groin. There may also be a rash and somtimes the liver is affected and the patient develops jaundice. Diagnosis can be confirmed by a blood test. The patient may be unwell for two to eight weeks or even more.
Sore throat, rash, swollen glands, fever and jaundice.
Doctors will advise rest, plenty of liquids and a painkiller to relieve discomfort and reduce fever.
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info