Most patients respond well to a natural glandular fever treatment plan that involves adequate rest, a healthy diet, nutritional support, liver cleansing, stress management and graded exercise. However there is a small proportion of patients who seem to stay sick regardless of what they do.

When glandular fever treatment is not working it is important to look at the patient’s immediate environment. Could something in their workplace or home be suppressing their immune system to the point where they can’t mount a defence to the Epstein Barr virus that causes GF?

Recent research has spotlighted mould exposure as a reason why some people have poor immunity and an inability to shake off common infections. Symptoms of mould exposure are similar to those of Epstein Barr – fatigue, headaches, swollen glands, malaise, poor concentration, red sore throat and respiratory disorders.

If you suspect that your glandular fever treatment is not working then have a good look around your home and work place. Can you see any visible mould? Is there a musty smell in your living areas? Do your clothes or shoes go mouldy in your cupboard or drawers? Has your home been flooded or water damaged? Do your colleagues think your work place is unhealthy or talk of “Sick Building Syndrome”.

If you answered yes to any of the above then you may need to consider a mould eradication program as part of your glandular fever treatment plan.

The first step is to throw out any damp or mouldy items in your living areas. The second step is to fix the cause of any dampness like a wet basement, leaky roof or rising damp. Mould experts can come into your home to remove toxic mould and eliminate mould spores. It is advisable that these jobs are not done by you if you are undergoing glandular fever treatment as they may make you temporarily sicker.

Finding a good holistic doctor who can treat mould exposure may be a necessary step for some patients during glandular fever treatment. Recent research by American doctor Dr Richie Shoemaker is showing promising results with the use of certain medications which bind to mould and mould toxins in the body. Research is still in the early stages but good inroads are being made every year in this complex area.

If you are undergoing glandular fever treatment then please consider your immediate environment and your exposure to mould.