Although no medicine can cure an EBV infection, you can take these steps at home to ease your symptoms:
Get plenty of rest.
Drink a lot of water and other liquids to stay hydrated.
Suck on lozenges or ice pops, or gargle with warm salt water, to make your sore throat feel better.
Take painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to bring down fever and relieve body aches. (Don’t give aspirin to children under 19 years of age because of the risk of a rare but serious condition called Reye’s syndrome.)
Ease back into work or school, taking things slowly until you feel better. For a month or so, avoid sports, heavy lifting, or other vigorous activities in which you could injure your spleen.