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My dad works at osu campus with the mumps outbreak and i'm around him often. I now have a very sore throat should I be concerned? What are symptoms?
Stay away : Mumps is a highly contagious disease . A person who is infected with mumps will feel tired and pain in the jaws due to the swelling of the salivary glands .. Also will get fever .. In some extreme cases in mails the pain could be under the testicles .. A person with mumps should stay away from the rest of the family or not in close contacts for at least 5 days after the swelling of the glands ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mumps is a viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (esp. Parotid 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
My sister was told she has "surgical mumps" and was started on 2 antibiotics. Is this an old fashion name for parotitis?
Both: Zymotic is an old term used for conditions that are endemic or epidemic. Goiter is a condition of the thyroid that occurs usually from low iodine and could be endemic to an area. Mumps is a viral infection and while due to immunizations is not frequently found but in the past could become epidemic. You would have to be more specific for a better answer. ...Read more
I got a fever of 103, and my cheek is swollen. My doctor prescribed penicillin, and hinted that it may be mumps. Is there a test to see if it is mumps?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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