|Swollen Parotid Gland|
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- Being exposed to unvaccinated people or to people who have mumps
- Being born after 1956 and never having mumps, or not being vaccinated after first birthday
- Age: 10-19 years
- Season: winter
- Having a weakened immune system, even if you have been vaccinated
- Painful swelling of the parotid glands (under the cheeks and jaw)
- Sore throat
- Stiff neck
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swelling and pain under the tongue, jaw, or front of the chest
- In males: painful inflammation of the testicles
- In females: inflammation of the ovaries, which results in pain or tenderness in the abdomen
- Apply hot or cold compresses to swollen areas.
- Gargle with warm salt water to soothe sore throat.
- Treat high fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Drink plenty of liquids. Avoid tart or acidic drinks (such as, orange juice, lemonade).
- Eat a soft, bland diet.
- Have had severe allergic reactions to vaccines or vaccine components
- Are pregnant—Avoid pregnancy for 1-3 months after receiving the vaccine.
- Have a weakened immune system
- Have a high fever or severe upper respiratory tract infection
American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.aafp.org
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org
College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
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Mumps. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated July 2008. Accessed July 28, 2008.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/92/2012 -