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How long does it take for mumps to go away

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
7-10 days: If you catch mumps, you will probably be ill for 7 - 10 days. May be more if you have complications?
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Mumps: Symptoms should usually subside over a week or two unless complications have occurred.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
7 to 10 days: Parotid swelling, the most common manifestation, subsides within 7 to 10 days. Orchitis (swelling and tenderness of testicle) usually lasts for 3 to ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ten days: Ten to 14 days at the upper limit.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Mumps incubation?: The incubation period of mumps is 14-18 days, but can range from 14-25 days.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Not for the virus: There are no approved antivirals for the mumps virus.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
2-3 weeks: Mumps has an incubation period most commonly of 16-18 days.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Comfort care: There is no specific treatment. Your goal is to assure proper fluid intake to avoid dehydration and nutrition to support the kids recovery. As long as... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: I see no reason to stop them.
A female asked:
Dr. Maria Dumalaog
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Anti inflammatory: Signoflam is an antiinflammatory its not an antiviral medication. Mmps is caused by a virus. You will not stop the progression of the disease with any... Read More

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