How do medications treat mononucleosis?

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Medications cannot treat mononucleosis. The disease is caused by a virus, so the only cure is rest and liquids. Antibiotics can treat secondary infections that might develop, such as sinus infections and strep. Corticosteroids can help treat swollen tonsils or throat.

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