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How long does it take for mumps to go away?

How long does it take for mumps to go away?

Mumps: Symptoms should usually subside over a week or two unless complications have occurred. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for mumps to clear?

How long does it take for mumps to clear?

7 to 10 days: Parotid swelling, the most common manifestation, subsides within 7 to 10 days. Orchitis (swelling and tenderness of testicle) usually lasts for 3 to 7 days. ...Read more

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After the symptoms of mumps go away, how long do you remain contagious?

After the symptoms of mumps go away, how long do you remain contagious?

According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the onset of inflammation and swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands. Therefore the cdc recommends isolating mumps patients for 5 days after their glands begin to swell. ...Read more

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Is there any medications to take for mumps?

Not for the virus: There are no approved antivirals for the mumps virus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about mumps - how long do they last?

Can you tell me about mumps - how long do they last?

7 to 10 days: Parotid swelling, the most common manifestation, subsides within 7 to 10 days. Orchitis (swelling and tenderness of testicle) usually lasts for 3 to 7 days. ...Read more

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Is there any known long term effect from having the mumps as a child?

Is there any known long term effect from having the mumps as a child?

Immunity: There is no significant long term effect of having childhood mumps other than immunity. It tends to ba a much harsher illness in adults. ...Read more

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How long should i keep my one year old away from his cousin that has mumps?

Mumps: Mumps can take 14-25 days to show up. The person remains infectious 6 days before the infection appears and 5 days after -in most cases. ...Read more