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Mumps (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

The treatment of mumps is mainly to relieve the symptoms.

  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat properly. The diet should be light.
  • Pain relievers may be used for comfort.
  • For most children, the swelling in their glands goes away in a week. Any child with mumps should not return to school or day care for nine days after the start of parotid swelling.

Mumps Treatment

The treatment of mumps requires over-the-counter pain relievers for swelling and fever. The child should be kept well hydrated, so encourage the child to drink liquids.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014

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