Mumps or Epidemic parotitis is a viral disease of humans. Prior to the development of vaccination, it was a common childhood disease worldwide, and is still a significant threat to health in the third world.

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Mumps Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... About one-third of people infected with the mumps virus have no signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms do develop, they usually appear about two to three weeks after exposure to the virus and may ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... The cause of mumps is the mumps virus, which spreads easily from person to person through infected saliva. If you''re not immune, you can contract mumps by breathing in saliva droplets of an infected ...
Source: MayoClinic

Mumps Prevention

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Prevention
... In general, you''re considered immune to mumps if you''ve previously had the infection or if you''ve been immunized against mumps. The mumps vaccine is usually given as a combined measles-mumps-rubell...
Source: MayoClinic

Mumps Treatment

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Complications
... Complications of mumps are potentially serious, but rare. These include: Orchitis. This inflammatory condition causes swelling of one or both testicles. Orchitis is painful, but it rarely leads to ste...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Because mumps is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not an effective treatment. Like most viral illnesses, mumps infection must simply run its course. Fortunately, most children and adults recover fro...
Source: MayoClinic

Mumps Other

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Mumps
... Mumps is a viral illness characterized by fever, swelling, and tenderness of one or more salivary glands, usually the parotid and sometimes the sublingual or submaxillary glands. Before the vaccine wa...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mumps Treatment

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Aromatherapy and Children
... Care must be taken in treating children with essential oils, although there are any number of safe ones. Use one-third to one-half the adult dose, or a 1-percent dilution (five or six drops of essenti...
Source: HealthWorld

Mumps
... An acute contagious, generalized viral disease, usually causing painful enlargement of the salivary glands, most commonly the parotids. Mumps is a virus infection of the parotid glands, two of the six...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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  • Mumps
    ... Mumps is a viral illness characterized by fever, swelling, and tenderness of one or more salivary glands, usually the parotid and sometimes the sublingual or submaxillary glands. Before the vaccine wa...

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