2 What are mumps?Mumps is a disease caused by a virus that usually spreads through saliva and can infect many parts of the body, especially the parotid salivary glands. These glands, which produce saliva for the mouth, are found toward the back of each cheek, in the area between the ear and jaw. In cases of mumps, these glands typically swell and become painful.The disease has been recognized for several centuries, and medical historians argue over whether the name "mumps" comes from an old word for "lump” or an old word for mumble.
3 What is the treatment for it? Because mumps is caused by a virus, it cannot be treated with antibiotics.You can use aspirin fever medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to bring down a fever.These medicines will also help relieve pain in the swollen parotid glands. Unless instructed by the doctor, aspirin should not be used in children with viral illnesses because its use in such cases has been associated with the development of Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure and death.You can also soothe the swollen parotid glands with either warm or cool packs.
4 Who's most at risk?The heights ages of risk of contracting mumps is to children between 2-12 years of age.
5 Is there a vaccine?Mumps is a virus that can lead to swelling and pain in the salivary glands, along with fever, loss of appetite, and fatigue.With the help of the mumps vaccine, it's preventable.
6 What are the complications? Hearing loss in rare cases mumps can cause hearing loss, usually permanent in one or both ears.Testicles caused one or two testicles to swell in males who've reached puberty.Miscarriages, Although it isn't proved contracting mumps while your pregnant especially early on may lead to miscarriages .
7 Is it contagiousThe mumps virus is contagious and spreads in tiny drops of fluid from the mouth and nose of someone who is infected. It can be passed to others through sneezing, coughing, or even laughing. The virus can also spread to other people through direct contact, such as picking up tissues or using drinking glasses that have been used by the infected person.
8 How can it be prevented from spending? Mumps can be prevented by vaccination. If they haven't already received them, students who are attending colleges and other post-high school institutions should be sure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine.During a measles outbreak, your doctor may recommend additional shots of the vaccine, if your child is 1-4 years old. Your doctor will have the most current information.
9 What are the treatments? Because mumps is caused by a virus, it cannot be treated with antibiotics.Because mumps is caused by a virus, it cannot be treated with antibiotics.
10 What are the symptoms?Cases of mumps may start with a fever of up to 103◦ F, as well a headache and loss of appetite. The glands usually become increasingly swollen and painful over a period of 1-3 days.Both the left and right parotid glands may be affected, with one side swelling a few days before the other, or only one side may swell. If this happens, swelling may be noticed under the tongue, under the jaw, or all the way down to the front of the chest.Mumps can lead to inflammation and swelling of the brain and other organs, although this is not common.Symptoms appear in the first week after the parotid glands begin to swell and may include: high fever, stiff neck, headache, nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, convulsions, and other signs of brain involvement.