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My 5 year old cousin hás a very swollen neck. It's the 3rd time he has this since he was a baby but the doctor insisted it's mumps. Is this possible?
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Mumps does not cause swelling of the neck.
It causes swelling of the salivary glands, which are near the cheeks and jaw line. Also, mumps is very rare, and if your cousin has been immunized, it is highly unlikely. In addition, he should not have had recurrent episodes. I would get a second opinion.

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Mumps does not cause swelling of the neck.
It causes swelling of the salivary glands, which are near the cheeks and jaw line. Also, mumps is very rare, and if your cousin has been immunized, it is highly unlikely. In addition, he should not have had recurrent episodes. I would get a second opinion.
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