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Mumps

Also called: Parotitis

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The MMR offers good protection...but unfortunately, not 100%. Mumps is contagious, but I do not know what stage of the illness your grandchild is in...
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A blood test (mumps titer) and a some unique clinical findings found by an examination.
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Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and jaw area can be caused by several conditions.  If lymph nodes persistently remain enlarged after several...
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One dose of mumps vaccine will "take" (be effective) in approximately 80% of people vaccinated, and two doses of mumps vaccine will...
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The MMR vaccine contains vaccines against the diseases measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). These are all dangerous and potentially...
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Mumps starts just like most other viral diseases, with fever, tiredness, muscle aches, and/or loss of appetite. The classic sign of mumps -- swollen...
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The mumps virus usually causes swelling in the salivary or parotid glands, just below the ears, giving the appearance of chipmunk cheeks. Before the...
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The most common symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite followed by onset of parotitis (swollen and tender...
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Not everyone who is exposed to someone with mumps will get sick. A person who has been vaccinated with two doses of mumps vaccine is very unlikely to...
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Mumps is spread by mucus or droplets from the nose or throat of an infected person, usually when a person coughs or sneezes. Surfaces of items (for...
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There is no specific treatment for mumps. Supportive care should be given as needed. If a patient becomes very ill, medical attention should be...
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If you don't know if you've been vaccinated for mumps, get vaccinated. The MMR vaccine, which prevents mumps, is safe, and there is no increased risk...
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Most family and pediatric doctors keep vaccine in their clinics, and local health departments usually have the vaccine. If you aren't sure where to...
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A mumps vaccine (usually MMR) is the best way to prevent mumps. Other preventive measures to prevent mumps and other infections are to wash hands...
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Anyone can get mumps, except those who are immune because of having had a previous mumps infection or having been vaccinated. Before the routine...
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