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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Overview)

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 nowadays in industrialized nations.


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How does mumps cause orchitis?

How does mumps cause orchitis?

Infection: The virus infects the testicular tissue, causing damage.
This reaction often is very painful and can lead to fertility problems. Prevent the risk by immunizations. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff McFadden
224 doctors shared insights

Mumps (Overview)

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 nowadays in industrialized nations.


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What are the most common symptoms of mumps?

What are the most common symptoms of mumps?

Parotitis: The commonest symptom is painful swelling or the parotid glad and fever. Mumps can be sub-clinical, i.e., infection may not cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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Mumps (Tip)

The child with mumps should be isolated for a minimum of five days from the onset of symptoms. ...See more

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Treating Mumps (Checklist)

Quarantine yourself, and stay home to rest for at least 7 days
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Contact your doctor or the department of health to get a viral culture
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Start writing a recall history of the last 12-25 days to see where you could have contracted mumps
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Keep away from others while you are sick, as mumps is spread through mucus or droplets from your nose or throat
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Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Yes: There is blood test to diagnose mumps, it can tell you if your are having mumps at present or you had it in the past. You get blood result in2 days ...Read more

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Mumps (Tip)

Don't use Aspirin with mumps- associated with reye 's syndrome. Highly contagious. Do get immunized. ...See 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 the best thru immunizations. ...Read more

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Mumps (Tip)

Do get vaccinated! do not share glasses/soda cans, etc. Call your doctor if you have symptoms. ...See more

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What does it mean to test positive for mumps virus?

You either have it,: Had it, or you are properly immunized against it. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is mumps?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is mumps?

Signs and symptoms: Mumps almost always causes painful swelling of the parotid glands and fever. In adults, it may also inflammation of the testis, pancreas and nerve damage. ...Read more

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Mumps (Tip)

Avoid taking acidic fruit juices like orange , grapefruit or lemonade as they make parotid pain worst. ...See more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mumps?

Prevention: Mumps virus is reasonably preventable 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. No good drugs exist to treat mumps virus. ...Read more

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Help. What can I do to cure mumps?

Comfort measures: Mumps is a viral infection that must run it's course. Keeping comfortable, staying well hydrated and consuming enough food to heal are the basics. You must be aware of the many systems involved and their symptoms. Headaches, facial swelling, a mono like lethargy are all possible. Older males can develop testicular swelling and pain. In time, it will pass. ...Read more

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Mumps (Tip)

Now you have swollen cheeks, sadly, you should have gotten your shots, but now you must wait. ...See more

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Can we prevent mumps?

Immunize: 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. ...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 it's 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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Mumps (Tip)

Avoid fatty foods and acidic foods/juices that cause increase in saliva if pancreas is inflamed. ...See 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?

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 the 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?

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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Will you get mumps at any age?

You Can: You sure can. Even immunized people will have the immunity wear off sometimes. But immunization is still the best prevention. ...Read more

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Any old remedies for the mumps?

Any old remedies for the mumps?

Vaccinate: The real remedy is to not get the disease at all. The vaccine can prevent one from getting mumps and is quite effective and safe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Mumps?

The symptoms of Mumps include:: Aseptic meningitis, Fever, malaise, aches, Hearing loss, Inflammation of the brain, Orchitis, Tender swollen lump in breast. ...Read more