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What are the most common symptoms of parotitis?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pain n swelling: Pain and swelling of the affected gland, also possibly fever. Face tingles and hurts when you chew.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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