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Mumps: Causes, Symptoms, Daignosis, Prevention and Treatment


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Title: Mumps: Causes, Symptoms, Daignosis, Prevention and Treatment

What is mumps?
  • Mumps is an illness that is caused by a virus.
    Generally, it occurs in childhood. Mumps get
    transmitted by airborne droplets from the upper
    respiratory tract. The disease usually takes
    around 2 to 3 weeks to appear. Since the
    introduction of the mumps vaccine, cases of mumps
    are uncommon.

How is mumps diagnosed?
  • In addition to a complete medical history and
    medical exam, your doctor can also take a saliva
    or urinary culture to confirm the diagnosis of

How can mumps be prevented?
  • The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is a
    childhood combination of vaccine that is used
    against mumps, measles, and rubella. It provides
    immunity for most of the people. People who have
    had the mumps are immune for life.Usually, the
    first dose of the MMR vaccine is given when a
    child is 12 to 15 months old, and a second dose
    is given at 4 to 6 years of age. However, if more
    than 28 days have passed since the first dose was
    given a second dose can be given before the age
    of 4.

What are the symptoms of mumps?
  • Most of the children will be having no or very
    mild symptoms of mumps. Mentioned below are the
    most common symptoms of mumps that can be viewed
    in both adults and children
  • Trouble in the salivary glands (in the front of
    the neck) or the parotid glands (immediately in
    front of the ears). One of these glands can get
    swollen and tender.
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Pain and tenderness of the testicles
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches

What are the symptoms of mumps?
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Some of the symptoms of mumps may appear like
    different conditions or medical problems. Always
    have a talk with your doctor for diagnosis.

What is the treatment for mumps?
  • Treatment is usually limited to medicines for
    pain and plenty of fluids. Often, bed rest is
    necessary the first few days.According to an
    estimate, adults should stay home from work for 5
    days after glands begin to swell. Children should
    stay out of school until symptoms have
    lessened.Both adults and children who are
    suffering with mumps symptoms should lower down
    their contact with other people who live in their
    homes.Good basic hygiene practices, like
    thorough hand-washing, covering the mouth when
    sneezing or coughing, and regularly cleaning
    often-touched surfaces, are also important in
    disease control.

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