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What is Mumps?

Mumps is a communicable viral infection that is common among children. It is a condition affecting the salivary glands present at the side of the face under the ears causing painful swelling.

What are the main signs and symptoms?

The symptoms develop 14 to 25 days after the infection with the mumps virus. A few symptoms are mentioned below:

What are the main causes?

Mumps is caused by a virus that belongs to the family of paramyxoviruses. The virus enters through air droplets via the nose or mouth. Thus, spread occurs via air. It is important for the infected person to cover their mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing to prevent spread to other people.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Diagnosis

  • History of vaccination against mumps is noted
  • Physical examination especially of the throat and ears
  • Blood test to detect the virus and antibodies against the virus
  • Oral/buccal swab for detecting the virus
  • Urine test

Treatment

Antibiotics are ineffective as it is caused by a virus. The treatment is focused on relieving symptoms until the body’s immunity fights the virus. The steps to ease discomfort are as follows:

  • Isolation from others to prevent the spread of infection
  • Paracetamol for fever
  • Ibuprofen for swelling
  • Warm or cold compress for swelling
  • Avoidance of food that requires chewing; soft food is preferable
  • Plenty of fluid intake

Prevention

The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is recommended. According to the CDC recommendations, all children should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine: the first dose at 15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. It is given 28 days after birth because antibodies transferred from the mother to the baby can provide protection against certain diseases.

  1. Medicines for Mumps
  2. Doctors for Mumps
Dr. Jogya Bori

Dr. Jogya Bori

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Dr. Lalit Shishara

Dr. Lalit Shishara

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Dr. Alok Mishra

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Medicines for Mumps

Medicines listed below are available for Mumps. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Mr-Vac VaccineMr Vac Injection90.47
Rubella VaccineRubella 1000 Ccid50 Vaccine71.65
R VacR Vac 1000 Ccid50 Injection78.8
Dr. Reckeweg Aconite Nap DilutionAconite Nap Dilution 1 M155.0
ADEL Aconite Nap DilutionAconitum Napellus Dilution 1 M155.0
Schwabe Aconitum PentarkanAconitum Pentarkan Tablet140.0
Adel 1Adel1 Apo Dolor Drop215.0
Schwabe Alpha-CFAlpha Cf Tablet93.0
Schwabe Alpha-RCAlpha Rc Tablet186.0
SBL Arnica Montana Hair Oil Arnica Montana Hair Oil70.0
Arnica Montana Herbal ShampooArnica Montana Herbal Shampoo With Conditioner90.0
SBL Cocconica Hair OilCocconica Hair Oil95.0
ADEL Jaborandi DilutionJaborandi Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg Jaborandi DilutionJaborandi Dilution 1 M155.0
SBL Jaborandi Plus Hair OilJaborandi Plus Hair Oil215.0
ADEL Jonesia DilutionJonesia Ashoka Mother Tincture Q225.0
Mama Natura NisikindNisikind Globules180.0
Omeo Flu TabletsOmeo Flu Tablet109.0
Dr. Reckeweg R2Reckeweg R2 Essentia Aurea Gold Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R32Reckeweg R32 Excessive Perspiration Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R35Reckeweg R35 Teething Aches Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R6Reckeweg R6 Influenza Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R70Reckeweg R70 Neuralgia Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R71Reckeweg R71 Sciatica Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R76Reckeweg R76 Asthma Forte Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R78Reckeweg R78 Eye Care Drops For Drinking200.0

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