A member asked:

My sister was told she has "surgical mumps" and was started on 2 antibiotics. is this an old fashion name for parotitis?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

It may be: After surgery, some develop a rare but serious staphylococcal infection of the parotid gland which may cause post-operative fever. It is limited almost entirely to elderly, dehydrated, debilitated, and malnourished patients with poor oral hygiene. It appears in the second post-operative week and is often associated with prolonged nasogastric intubation.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. David Hettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Pretty Much: It is also referred to as acute post-operative parotitis. Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands, the major salivary glands located on either side of the face. The antibiotic should clear it up.

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