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How Long Does It Take For The First Symptoms Of The Mumps To Show Up
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
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
Ten days: Ten to 14 days at the upper limit. ...Read more
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
I've had the mumps only on one side of my face, is it possible for the other side to show symptoms right after the other has healed?
Confusing issue: The swelling of the salivary glands can be caused by the mumps virus and can involve more one side than the other.The illness runs its course and after resolution you don't see the other side infected weeks/months/years later. The first infection gives permanent immunity.However, you can have non-mumps infections in either set of glands and if bacterial they may recur. ...Read more
How long is supposed to go by between the first and second vaccination dose for mumps, measles and rubella?
5 days: 5 days from the onset of parotid gland swelling. ...Read more
Influenza, cold: The influenza virus and the common cold viruses (rhinovirus, coronavirus, corizyvirus, and adenoviruses all have symptoms very similar to mumps. The difference is longevity of illness with cold viruses generally lasting only a few days. Mumps and influenza viral infections are prolonged lasting several weeks. Early on in mumps people often think they have a cold virus due to similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mumps: Mumps is a specific viral infection of the parotid gland which lies just forward of the ear. Symptoms are swelling, pain and fever. Tonsils are the the throat and are lymphatic tissues. Symptoms of tonsillitis are fever and sore throat. Tonsillitis can be caused by viruses or strep. Antibiotics only treat strep so both infections if viral must run their course of a week plus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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