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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

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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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

Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Treating Mumps (Checklist)

Quarantine yourself. Stay home and rest for at least 7 days.
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Contact doctor or department of health to get swab from your mouth
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Play detective and start writing a recall history of last 12-25 days
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Know the virus is spread by mucus, or droplets from the 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

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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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

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