This is just another example of how a series of symptoms is given a name and the patient is told: “Yes, it can take quite a while, yes, you’ll be pretty tired, so just stay at home and take it easy until it’s over.”
When you are aware that the cause of this ‘illness’ is a virus – or a series of viruses – it makes healing easier. The word ‘fever’ in the common name for mononucleosis (glandular fever) gives it away.
Just read about the basic way of treating flu. Which, by the way, is also the way to deal with illnesses like measles and mumps – yes, also caused by viruses.
Similarly, cold sores and shingles will respond to the same supplements, with the addition of l-lysine.
The disruption caused by the virus initiates various uncomfortable knock-on symptoms which, depending on how long the virus remains untreated, may need serious, separate attention in order to alleviate the distress in the body.