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can you get mumps more than once

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No (except)..: Mumps is a one time illness that you build antibodies for future protection. The exception is if you have some type of immune deficiency disorder wher ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Even though mumps is very contagious, a person that has already had mumps once in their lifetime will never be able to get it again. They get life lon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Symptomatic care: Stay away from people. Not much else you can do except eat properly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
You Can: You sure can. Even immunized people will have the immunity wear off sometimes.But immunization is still the best prevention.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience Pediatrics
He could: He should have a booster MMR vaccine at 4-6 yrs of age. But even if he did, no vaccine is 100% protective. Having said that, mumps is rare. Other caus ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If you had the wild virus, then no.
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt mumps: There are many possible agents that can infect the salivary glands including mumps. With the recurrence I would wonder if something else is going on.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately no vaccine is guaranteed to work in 100% of the patients 100% of the time. But still well worth doing!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible to get mumps despite being vaccinated. This is because the antibodies that one develops from being vaccinated can diminish over time. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing post: Standard testing of IgG antibody for mumps would always be positive for anyone who had it or the vaccine. IgM antibody would not but the post is not c ... Read More
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