Mumps is a viral infection that primarily affects the parotid glands — one of three pairs of saliva-producing (salivary) glands, situated below and in front of your ears. If you or your child contracts mumps, it can cause swelling in one or both parotid glands.
Some people infected with the mumps virus have either no signs or symptoms or very mild ones. When signs and symptoms do develop, they usually appear about two to three weeks after exposure to the virus and may include:
• Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face (parotitis)
• Muscle aches
• Weakness and fatigue
• Loss of appetite
• Pain while chewing or swallowing
The primary — and best known — sign of mumps is swollen salivary glands that cause the cheeks to puff out. In fact, the term "mumps" is an old expression for lumps or bumps within the cheeks.
• Physical Exmaination
• Blood test
Vaccination: There's no specific treatment for mumps. Mumps is still common in many parts of the world, so getting a vaccination to prevent mumps remains important.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for Mumps vaccination.