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Can You Catch Mumps More Than Once
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
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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