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What is Mumps?

Mumps is an acute and illness caused by a virus that usually occurs in childhood and is very easily spread.

What are the Symptoms of Mumps?

Symptoms may include:

  • Discomfort in the salivary glands, especially those in the jaw area, which may become swollen and tender
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

How is Mumps Treated?

Treatment is usually limited to pain relievers and plenty of fluids. Sometimes, bed rest is necessary the first few days.