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Mumps (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Mumps

Call the doctor if your child develops any of these conditions:

  • Dehydrated and unable to keep any fluids down
  • Continuing vomiting
  • Lethargic (weak and listless)
  • Pain or a stiff neck
  • Abdominal pain
  • Enlarged and painful scrotum

Go to the hospital's emergency department if your child develops these conditions:

  • Dehydrated (dry mucous membranes, dry skin, decreased urine output, and change in mental status)
  • Listlessness
  • Stiff neck
  • Persistent abdominal pain and vomiting
  • Scrotal pain and enlarged testes
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012

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