Monday, April 25, 2011


Mumps is a viral disease in humans which is caused by the mumps virus, in past years the vaccination of the mumps was not introduced so that was the reason that most of the children had mumps and were seen mostly but nowadays they are minimized due to the vaccinations and better treatment.

Signs of Mumps :

Following are the mostly seen signs of mumps.
1. Swelling in the salivary glands
2. Rashes
3. Testicular swelling also occurs
4. In teenage men infertility is common during mumps.

Symptoms of Mumps :

1. Headache
2. Fever
3. Orchitis (swelling and pain in testicles)
4. Dry mouth
5. Swelling and pain in ear region
6. Loss of voice

Causes of Mumps :

Mumps is a contagious disease which is usually spread from one person to another through contact with respiratory secretions such as saliva from an infected person. When an infected human coughs or sneezes, the droplets aerosolize and easily enter the nose,eyes or mouth of another person. Another way from which it could be spread is by sharing food and drinks with other person.

Treatment Of Mumps :

Until now their is no any type of permanent treatment for this disease, but paracetamol is often used to reduce pain, secondly icing and heating is also done in the neck part. Infected persons are advised by specialists that not to drink any type of juice of fruits and juices which contains acids in them.

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