Mumps is a disease cause by a virus that more often than not spreads from end to end saliva and can contaminate many parts of the body, particularly the parotid salivary glands.
These glands, which create saliva for the mouth, are found toward the back of each cheek, in the area flanked by the ear and jaw.
In cases of mumps, these glands typically swell and become painful.
The disease has been documented for several centuries, and medical historians argue over whether the name "mumps" comes from an old word for "lump" or an old word for "mumble."
Mumps is an acute viral illness of the paramyxovirus family. As its option name (infectious parotits) suggests, the illness is charecterized by swelling more usually bilateral than unilateral of the parotid salivary glands.
The incubation period is 14-21 days and is infectious from 6 days before to 9 days after facial swelling is noticeable. It can lead to brain swelling, deafness or sterility.
Mumps is an acute viral illness characterized by swelling of the parotid glands, just below and in front of the ear, and at times, the salivary glands under the jaw. Causes of Mumps
The virus that causes mumps is harbored in the saliva and is spread by sneezing, coughing, and other direct contact with another person's infected saliva.
Once the person is exposed to the virus, symptoms usually occur in 14-24 days. Initial symptoms embrace chills, headache, loss of need to eat, and a lack of energy.
However, an infected person may not familiarity these initial symptoms. Swelling of the salivary glands in the face Symptoms of Mumps
The mumps virus enters your body from side to side the nose and throat.
You may start to feel symptoms as the virus multiply and spreads to the brain and the membranes that cover it, to the glands (usually the salivary glands), pancreas, testicles, ovaries, and to other areas of the body.
- Sore Throat.
- Swelling of the parotid glands.
- Slight Feverishness (for two to three days).
- Loss of appetite.
- Dry mouth.
Treatment of Mumps
Treatment include analgesics for pain, antipyretics for fever, and adequate fluid intake to prevent thirst from fever and anorexia. If the patient cannot swallow, I.V. fluid replacement may be used.
Home treatment include medicines you can buy without a medicine to relieve pain and reduce fever.
Acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (for example, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve) are often used.
Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because of its link to a rare but grave illness called Reye syndrome. Home Remedy for Mumps
Rub Chebulic myroblan herb in water. Apply this stick over the swelling. This is an effectual home remedy for curing mumps.
Smear the leaves of peepal leaves with clarify butter and warm them over fire. Place these foliage over the swelled area and dressing it properly.
Peel one side of the herb Indian aloe. Warm the peel side and shake over some turmeric powder over it, along with the take out of Indian barbery. Place it over the reddened area and bandage it properly.
The seeds of asparagus and fenugreek are helpful in treating mumps. Take equal proportions of asparagus and fenugreek seeds and grind them. Adding some water, make a paste out of it.
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