What is mumps?
What are the symptoms of mumps?
|Many children have no or very mild symptoms. The following are the most common symptoms of mumps. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: |
Complications commonly associated with mumps:
|Complications of mumps occur more frequently among adults than children, and may include the following: |
How is mumps diagnosed?
|In addition to a complete medical history and medical examination, your child's physician may also take a saliva and/or urinary culture to confirm the diagnosis.|
Treatment for mumps:
|Specific treatment for mumps will be determined by your child's physician based on: |
|Treatment is usually limited to pain relievers and plenty of fluids. Sometimes, bedrest is necessary the first few days. Children should stay out of school until symptoms have subsided.|
Prevention of mumps:
|Childhood vaccinations against mumps (usually in combination with the measles and rubella) provides immunity for most people. People who have had mumps are immune for life. |
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