mumps: parotid swelling
A viral infection; paramyxovirus
Prodromal period 1_2 days
Spread via airborne droplets of infected saliva
Symptoms are fever, nausea , headache, severe pain in parotid region exacerbated by jaw movement.
Symptoms resolve in 5 to 10 days.
Complications: pancreatitis, orchitis, oophritis,deafness , and meningitis
Complications are rare in children but most likely in adults.
Preventive measure: hygiene,
Mumps vaccine (MMR)
One infection confers life long immunity.
Gargles , soft food and extra fluids
Pain relief: acetaminophen
*Aspirin is c/i in children bcz of risk of reye syndrome.