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Mumps is a form of contagious disease where the virus spreads via saliva and nasal secretion. In mumps, one experiences extreme pain in the throat, which is followed with feeling of constant fatigue and there is also high fever. Usually these symptoms appear too slowly with headaches and loss of appetite before other signs dominate.
HOW IS MUMPS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis for mumps is relatively simple and done via throat examination by the general physician and touching and feeling the region for swelling.
HOW IS MUMPS TREATED?
Since the glands are swollen one is advised to get some ice packs on them to reduce inflammation. Alongside medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen are also given to alleviate these symptoms. Rest is best advised for such patients and they should avoid sharing food with others. Soft diet is recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mumps may lead to meningitis or encephalitis, two fatal conditions if left untreated.