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Mumps is a viral infection that primarily affects the saliva-producing (salivary) glands near your ears. Mumps can cause swelling of one or both of these glands. Mumps Treatment in Hyderabad
Mumps were prevalent in the United States until mumps vaccination became routine. Since then, the number of cases has dropped dramatically.
However, mumps outbreaks still occur in the United States and the number of cases has increased in recent years. These outbreaks usually affect people who are not vaccinated and who occur in close contact situations such as schools or colleges.
Complications from mumps, such as hearing loss, can be serious but rare. There is no specific treatment for mumps.
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- Some people who are infected with the mumps virus have no signs or symptoms, or are very mild. If signs and symptoms develop, they usually appear around two to three weeks after exposure to the virus. Mumps Treatment in Hyderabad
The main sign of mumps is swelling of the salivary glands, which causes the cheeks to swell. Other signs and symptoms could include:
- Pain in the swollen salivary glands on one or both sides of your face
- Pain when chewing or swallowing
- a headache
- Weakness and fatigue
- Loss of appetite
Mumps is caused by a virus that spreads from person to person easily through infected saliva. If you’re not immune, you can get mumps by inhaling droplets of saliva from an infected person who has just sneezed or coughed. You can also get mumps by sharing utensils or cups with someone who has mumps.
The best way to prevent mumps is to get vaccinated against the disease. Most people are immune to mumps after they are fully immunized.
The mumps vaccine is usually given as a combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is the safest, most effective form of any vaccine. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are recommended before a child enters school. Mumps Treatment in Hyderabad
These vaccines should be given if the child:
- Between 12 and 15 months
- Between 4 and 6 years