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Mumps: Symptoms, Remedy, And Notes




Mumps is an acute infectious disease and there is no specific drug to treat. The disease can cause many dangerous complications if not treated properly.


What is mumps?

Mumps is an acute infectious disease caused by the Mumps virus, of the Paramyxoviridae family.

The disease is spread by airway and is most contagious two days before the onset of symptoms or 6 days after symptoms disappear.
The disease spreads from person to person through saliva or nasopharyngeal secretions containing the virus when the person sneezes, coughs, etc.

Symptoms of mumps

Symptoms include:
- Sudden high fever;
- Anorexia;
- Headache;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Myalgia, body aches;
- Tired;
- May be swelling of the scrotum and testicular pain.
- Signs of disease are painful salivary glands, swelling, may swell on one or both cheeks, difficult to chew, hard to swallow. These symptoms usually appear 1 to 3 days after the fever.

How to cure mumps


  • Because there is no specific medication, it is mainly supportive, caring for patients and preventing complications.
  • When signs of pain in the parotid area, patients should see a doctor to accurately diagnose the disease.
  • Use antipyretic and analgesic medications to ease symptoms.
  • Drink rehydration to avoid dehydration.
  • Apply cool compresses to relieve salivary gland pain.
  • Limit hard foods, spicy, hot or acidic foods.
  • Only use antibiotics when suspected superinfection and follow your doctor's instructions.
  • Rest in a comfortable place and do not contact with others to avoid spreading the disease.
  • Be hospitalized to avoid complications of testicular inflammation (male) or ovarian inflammation (female).

Prevention of mumps

Mumps vaccine is now available, so not only children, but even adults, especially women planning to get pregnant, should get mumps.


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