Mumps - symptom, Treatment of Mumps
A contagious viral illness affecting the salivary glands.
Symptoms of Mumps
Causes of Mumps
Treatment of Mumps
The fever and swelling generally subside within a week with out treatment. Complications may rarely take the form of a more widespread illness, with headache and vomiting. This requires urgent medical attention. .Young men and boys, exposed to the virus develop orchitis, a painful swelling of one (and rarely both) testes, generally accompanied by fever. Mumps orchitis may result in atrophy of the testes. Sterility is rarely attributable to mumps orchitis. .Less frequently, women may suffer abdominal pain from ovarian inflammation. Sterility, rarely, follows.
What the doctor will look for:
Physical examination is enough to establish the diagnosis. Pain and swelling can be relieved with cold compresses. Eating may be painful, and every effort should be made to provide tasty and soft/semisolid foods. Oral hygiene with warm or medicated gargles is essential.
MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine provides life-long.
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