Diagnosis And Treatment of Mumps

Diagnosis of mumps is usually based on the swelling of the salivary glands in both cheeks (the parotid glands). Blood test or culture can be done to support the diagnosis.

There is no specific treatment for mumps. Treatment aims at relieving the pain and discomfort caused by the swelling.

  • Persons with mumps should drink plenty of fluids, eat soft food and get adequate rest.
  • Medicines like acetaminophen should be given to control fever.
  • Warm salt-water gargles are also recommended.
  • Intermittent ice or heat packs can help relieve the discomfort of the swelling.
  • Children with mumps should be kept home from school or day care until 9 days after the swelling begins, or until the swelling goes away.
Treatment for Mumps

Comments

mojohnson Thursday, May 6, 2010

can someone have mumps twice

guest Monday, May 10, 2010

no you can only get it once

samin Saturday, July 4, 2009

If a person is not vaccinated in early childhood and gets mumps in teen age what should be done after he recovered. i mean if vaccinate at this age for the first time will it help in prevent the disease in future.

guest Thursday, August 13, 2009

Once you have had the disease mumps, you become therefore immune to it afterwards.

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