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Is it necessary to get the mumps vaccine after you have already been exposed?

Is it necessary to get the mumps vaccine after you have already been exposed?

Depends.............: The only way to determine if you have immunity against the virus, you would need an antibody titer. If it is in the accepted protective range, then no. If the tier is below that level, then any exposure you might have had with the virus was not sufficient to produce immunity and you should then receive the mumps vaccine. ...Read more

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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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Is it necessary to get the mumps vaccine after you have already been exposed?

Depends.............: The only way to determine if you have immunity against the virus, you would need an antibody titer. If it is in the accepted protective range, then no. If the tier is below that level, then any exposure you might have had with the virus was not sufficient to produce immunity and you should then receive the mumps vaccine. ...Read more

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Mumps vaccine (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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How does the mumps vaccine make someone immune?

How does the mumps vaccine make someone immune?

Antibodies: It causes your immune system to make antibodies against the mumps virus. ...Read more

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Mumps vaccine (Tip)

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

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How might giving a mumps vaccine to a boy affect his reproductive health later?

How might giving a mumps vaccine to a boy affect his reproductive health later?

It doesn't: In the pre vaccine era, the wild mumps eventually infected the majority of both men and women in their childhood and this had no significant effect on reproduction. The weaker strain in the vaccine also has no effect on later fertility. Un-vaccinated adult males who have developed an inflammation of their testis, with the wild virus, have a small but possible reduction in fertility. ...Read more

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Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

No: All live vaccines like the measles, mumps & rubella should be avoided in pregnancy. Of the few accidental administrations reviewed, no bad outcomes have been recorded, but the potential for fetal transmission & problems cannot be ruled out. ...Read more

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Mumps vaccine (Tip)

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

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Would there be any reason to get the measles / mumps / rubella vaccine again?

Would there be any reason to get the measles / mumps / rubella vaccine again?

Why 2 MMR's: Actually the 2nd MMR is not given as a booster like all other vaccine series but because 15% of first MMR recipients are 'non responders' and the second dose is meant to catch those in that 15% group. Two MMR doses were found to catch most everyone where one dose missed. If you, instead, have serologic proof you responded to the first dose, repeat vaccine is not needed. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my son get mumps from the vaccine two weeks too early?

Thoughts? Could my son get mumps from the vaccine two weeks too early?

Confusing question: You do not get the mumps from the vaccine. If the vaccine was given two weeks early, it is likely just as effective as if it were given on time. Some school systems/state health departments require that the vaccine be given on or after the birth date, but that is more a legislative issue & bureaucracy than a true need. I had to repeat the vaccine for several kids when the state law changed. ...Read more

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Mumps vaccine (Tip)

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

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What is measles mumps and rubella vaccine?

A vaccine: This is a vaccine that helps protects against measles, mumps and german measles. ...Read more

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Could I potentially have mumps even if I recieved the vaccine?

Could I potentially have mumps even if I recieved the vaccine?

Mumps: It is if you didn't get your appropriate boosters. You should have had a second MMR somewhere in late high school or early college-my guess based on your age. We now booster at age 5 yo, we did middle school age for awhile with catch up. If you think you might have mumps, you should seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Mumps vaccine (Tip)

Now you have swollen cheeks, sadly, you should have gotten your shots, but now you must wait. ...See 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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Mumps vaccine (Tip)

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

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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

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I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months. Will she get the mumps too? She still didn't get the MMR vaccine

I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months. Will she get the mumps too? She still didn't get the MMR vaccine

Likely: Your daughter has likely been fully exposed to the mumps virus from before you knew you were ill. She will likely have it. The MMR is seldom given before a year of age except when a person will travel in a country with a lot of mumps. ...Read more

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Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?

Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?

It is safe: For some reason your body did not make any antibodies in response to the first MMR. I would definitely get a second dose and then blood work to see if it "took". ...Read more

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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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Should adults around age 58 get an MMR vaccine? I can't be sure that I had the mumps but had "swollen glands" in childhood.

Should adults around age 58 get an MMR vaccine? I can't be sure that I had the mumps but had "swollen glands" in childhood.

Won't hurt: We have seen a recent rise in measles cases imported by international travel, (Houston, Ohio).As such, it is reasonable for anyone with an unsure history or who was born prior to 1990 to have a dose. Prior to 1990's we give only one dose of MMR at a yr and about 15% of the population remained at risk. Second doses were given to many into their teens at that time but many were missed. ...Read more

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My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more