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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

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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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

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How long do I wait to give my child the second shot of seperate measles, mumps, & rubella?

How long do I wait to give my child the second shot of seperate measles, mumps, & rubella?

Until 4-5 yrs old: If your chilod had a MMR shot at age 12-15 months, then the next due will be at 4-5 years before he enters kindergarten. If he did not have yet, then I would give one right away, and the second one would be at 4-5 years. ...Read more

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For mumps doc suggested signoflam tablet for 10 days, 2 times a day. Now he got orchitis can he continue to take the same tablet till he feels better?

Anti inflammatory: Signoflam is an antiinflammatory its not an antiviral medication. Mmps is caused by a virus. You will not stop the progression of the disease with any medication. The signoflam will only help with the pain from swelling or with fever. ...Read more

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If I take a regular blood test does it proves immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR titer)?

If I take a regular blood test does it proves immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR titer)?

MMR titer: This has to be specifically ordered. Don't know what you mean be a regular blood test. Generally a tube of blood will be drawn from a vein, the titers ordered and the results should be back fairly repidly depending upon the lab to which they are sent. ...Read more

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My daughter has a swollen gland in front of her ear I noticed yesterday, if this is mumps, how long until it gets bigger or shows other symptoms?

I see that she is: One year old. Has she had her MMR vaccine yet (measles, mumps, rubella)? If so, it is unlikely that this is mumps. Also, the location does not sound like mumps. I would still recommend having it checked by her doctor. An enlarged lymph node is a sign of an infection. It may be viral and not need treatment, but best to have it checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

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Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

Here are some. ..: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. ...Read more