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My little cousins are itching everywhere and now I am too. Do I have the mumps?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: ITCHING EVERYWHERE

Mumps usually don't itch.
If your little cousins have been itching, and if you are itching now, you all may have scabies. See a pediatrician or a general physician. If it is scabies (and without seeing you, i cannot tell), there is a cream or lotion that will cure it.

In brief: ITCHING EVERYWHERE

Mumps usually don't itch.
If your little cousins have been itching, and if you are itching now, you all may have scabies. See a pediatrician or a general physician. If it is scabies (and without seeing you, i cannot tell), there is a cream or lotion that will cure it.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not mumps

Mumps is a distinct viral syndrome that is characterized by a prodrome of fever followed by swelling of the parotid glands.
In certain cases in males it can also cause testicular swelling. It does not cause pruritus. From the symptoms you are describing, it seems it could be a case of scabies, which is common in children, it is very pruriginous and very contagious, even to adults.

In brief: Not mumps

Mumps is a distinct viral syndrome that is characterized by a prodrome of fever followed by swelling of the parotid glands.
In certain cases in males it can also cause testicular swelling. It does not cause pruritus. From the symptoms you are describing, it seems it could be a case of scabies, which is common in children, it is very pruriginous and very contagious, even to adults.
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