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How do you catch the mumps?

How do you catch the mumps?

Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets.

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

A viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (especially the parotid glands behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more


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I get mumps 6 years ago. I have swallowed tender and painful parotid gland on right side now. And alao I feel catching cold. Is it mumps again?

I get mumps 6 years ago. I have swallowed tender and painful parotid gland on right side now. And alao I feel catching cold. Is it mumps again?

Parotitis: Mumps rarely occurs twice. More likely to have parotitis due to another virus or bacteria. Also a stone in the parotid gland can cause inflammation and swelling. Follow up with doctor for definitive diagnosis and care.

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How can I treat mumps?

Mumps: Mumps is a viral illness that takes its course. Treatment is symptomatic like using fever reducers and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen for pain/inflammation.

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How do we treat mumps?

How do we treat mumps?

Prevention: Mumps virus is reasonably preventabe 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. Mumps virus has no good medical therapy other than treating the symptoms.

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How should I treat mumps?

How should I treat mumps?

Prevention: Mumps can be a very serious disease causing swollen glands, swelling of the testicles, encephalitis. It can lead to sterility. There are no good antiviral cures. Prevention is best thru immunizations.

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What to do if I get mumps?

Symptomatic care: Stay away from people. Not much else you can do except eat properly.

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Have mumps been eradicated?

Have mumps been eradicated?

No: The only infectious disease to have been completely eradicated is smallpox.Compared to smallpox, the measles virus is considerably more contagious, capable of causing large outbreaks even in population with high vaccine coverage.

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How could you cure a mumps?

How could you cure a mumps?

Let me advise you: Because mumps is caused by a virus, antibiotics aren't effective. Like most viral illnesses, a mumps infection must simply run its course. Fortunately, most children and adults recover from an uncomplicated case of mumps within about two weeks. Good luck.

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How is the mumps transmitted?

How is the mumps transmitted?

Read belw please.: Mumps is spread by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Items used by an infected person, such as soft drink cans or eating utensils, can also be contaminated with the virus, which may spread to others if those items are shared. In addition, the virus may spread when someone with mumps touches items.

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Will you get mumps at any age?

You Can: You sure can. Even immunized people will have the immunity wear off sometimes. But immunization is still the best prevention.

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Any old remedies for the mumps?

Any old remedies for the mumps?

Vaccinate: The real remedy is to not get the disease at all. The vaccine can prevent one from getting mumps and is quite effective and safe.

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Can you get mumps more than once?

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 where you don't make the normal antibodies in response to an illness. Then all bets are off.

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Help. What can I do to cure mumps?

Comfort measures: Mumps is a viral infection that must run it's course. Keeping comfortable, staying well hydrated and consuming enough food to heal are the basics. You must be aware of the many systems involved and their symptoms. Headaches, facial swelling, a mono like lethargy are all possible. Older males can develop testicular swelling and pain. In time it will pass.

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Is it possible to have mumps twice?

Mumps: Only if your mumps titer (the antibody level in the blood to the mumps virus) gets too low. If you are immunocompromised you could be at risk.

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What are the symptoms of the mumps?

Mumps sxs: Symptoms of mumps could include swollen parotid glands, fever, headache, v appetite, fatigue, pain with swallowing. Rare complications could include testicular inflammation, pancreatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, hearing loss, mastitis & oophoritis.

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Can I die from mumps if I ignore it?

Very Unusual: Generally no. However a rare side effect can be an infection of the brain. This may, obviously be very serious.Mumps is preventable reasonably well by immunizing.

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Can you get the mumps more than once?

Can you get the mumps more than once?

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 long immunity. So, the answer is no, you cannot get mumps more than once in your lifetime. The vaccination should protect you also.

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