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Is it possible to have mumps twice?

Is it possible to have mumps twice?

Mumps: Only if your mumps titer (the antibody level in the blood to the mumps virus) gets too low. If you are immunocompromised you could be at risk. ...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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Is it possible to have mumps even if i received the vaccine?

Is it possible to have mumps even if i received the vaccine?

Yes: It is unlikely that you will get it, but it has been shown that during the last us epidemic, the majority of teenagers who developed mumps indeed had had 2 dose of MMR earlier. It appears that immunity drops with age. ...Read more

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How can I treat mumps?

How can I treat mumps?

Mumps: Mumps is a viral illness that takes its course. Treatment is symptomatic like using fever reducers and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen for pain/inflammation. ...Read more

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How do we treat mumps?

How do we treat mumps?

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. ...Read more

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How should I treat mumps?

How should I treat mumps?

Prevention: Mumps can be a very serious disease causing swollen glands, swelling of the testicles, encephalitis. It can lead to sterility. There are no good antiviral cures..Prevention is best thru immunizations. ...Read more

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What to do if i get mumps?

Symptomatic care: Stay away from people. Not much else you can do except eat properly. ...Read more

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Have mumps been eradicated?

Have mumps been eradicated?

No: The only infectious disease to have been completely eradicated is smallpox.Compared to smallpox, the measles virus is considerably more contagious, capable of causing large outbreaks even in population with high vaccine coverage. ...Read more

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How could you cure a mumps?

How could you cure a mumps?

Let me advise you: Because mumps is caused by a virus, antibiotics aren't effective. Like most viral illnesses, a mumps infection must simply run its course. Fortunately, most children and adults recover from an uncomplicated case of mumps within about two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you catch the mumps?

Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets. ...Read more

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How is the mumps transmitted?

How is the mumps transmitted?

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 more

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