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Mumps, Parotitis

Mumps, Parotitis

It is defined as the viral infection which affects the salivary glands located near the ears due to which swelling occur unilaterally or bilaterally in both glands.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of mumps include:Mumps Symptoms Treatment

  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscles aches
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Pain in glands
Causes

It is the viral infection cause by the virus which spreads person to person by infected saliva. Infection also transmitted by using contaminated utensils or other items.

Complications

If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

Diagnosis

After taking medical history and conducting a physical examination your doctor might recommend the blood test to check the presence of viral antibody.

Treatment

Viral infection resolves on its own after few weeks, antibiotics work on only bacterial infection.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you to recovered fast:

  • Pain killer like acetaminophen
  • Use warm or cold compressor
  • Take anti inflammatory
  • Drink more water
  • Eat healthy food
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