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What are the symptoms of the mumps?

What are the symptoms of the mumps?

Mumps sxs: Symptoms of mumps could include swollen parotid glands, fever, headache, v appetite, fatigue, pain with swallowing. Rare complications could include testicular inflammation, pancreatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, hearing loss, mastitis & oophoritis. ...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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What's d differences between mumps and tonsils swelling?? What is d symptoms of mumps??

What's d differences between mumps and tonsils swelling??  What is d symptoms of mumps??

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 in 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 more

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What are symptoms of mumps in adults? I visited my gran who had mumps 2 weeks ago and now I have swollen glands and sore overies (period plains)

What are symptoms of mumps in adults? I visited my gran who had mumps 2 weeks ago and now I have swollen glands and sore overies (period plains)

You have them: You have the symptoms of mumps. The infection is of the salivary glands and can include ovaries and other sites. The timing is usually 2 to 2 1/2 weeks after exposure, which fits your case. You should see the doctor to be tested. Other viruses can cause the same symptoms as mumps. ...Read more

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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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After the symptoms of mumps go away, how long do you remain contagious?

After the symptoms of mumps go away, how long do you remain contagious?

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

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What to do if I have mumps and all the symptoms — despite having my mmr! Joke eh?

Parotitis: In infection of the salivary glands can be triggered by a variety of non mumps viruses including adenoviruses and bacteria. A single dose of the MMR is likely to confer immunity, but some require 2 doses for full protection (seldom done before 1990s.) ...Read more

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Is there a virus with symptoms similar to mumps?

Is there a virus with symptoms similar to mumps?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is the probability of having Mumps more than once? Are Mumps symptoms very similar to Infectious Mononucleosis?

What is the probability of having Mumps more than once? Are Mumps symptoms very similar to Infectious Mononucleosis?

Not likely: But you may want to have your MMR titers checked to see if you are immune and may need booster shot. Both diseases are viral but from different viruses. Symptoms can overlap or may present differently. Have your doctor evaluate you if not done already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

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

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What are the chances of having Mumps more than once? If it's not Mumps, could it be Infectious Mononucleosis? Are symptoms similar?

What are the chances of having Mumps more than once? If it's not Mumps, could it be Infectious Mononucleosis? Are symptoms similar?

Extremely rare: Unless you have some type of immune deficiency, you are not going to get mumps twice. Swelling of the neck glands can happen with both mumps and mono, but it can also happen with bacterial parotitis or a blocked salivary gland. You may need some lab work after a good exam to determine what is what and then how to treat your specific condition. ...Read more

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My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

Mumps: If the swelling below the ear and over the bone which is your mandible then mumps is a possibility. I would see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What are mumps with symptoms like swelling of the ear. Why does mumps come, what's the treatment?

Mumps: Mumps may not cause any symptoms. When symptomatic mumps can cause swollen parotid glands (which can give a chipmunk appearance), fever, headache, v appetite, fatigue, pain with swallowing. Rare complications could include testicular inflammation, pancreatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, hearing loss, mastitis & oophoritis. Mumps is due to a virus. It runs its course. Tx is symptomatic only. ...Read more

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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