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which treatment works the best and fastest for mumps?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Prevention: Mumps is a viral infection for which there is no treatment. It is an infection of the saliva-producing glands in the cheeks. Protection is provided by the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. Should you get mumps, only supportive care can help.
Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics 22 years experience
None: Only treatment is prevention. Otherwise if you get the illness, only pushing fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) prn.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Prevention: Mumps virus is reasonably preventable by receiving the proper doses of vaccine. This vaccine has decades of proven safety and efficacy.Keep in mind, it may be neccessary to boost your immune response with a booster dose in teens or adulthood. No good drugs exist to treat mumps virus.

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What are the best ways to treat mumps?

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Supportive Care: There is no specific treatment for mumps as it is a viral infection. Supportive care with fluids and pain medication if needed. Prevention is achieved in most cases by routine vaccination at age 1 and a booster dose at age 4.

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