Pediatric Infectious Disease, Mumps Disease in Children
Mumps is a viral disease. In other words, disease-causing viruses. Disease, salivary glands, particularly beneath and in front of the ear, the parotid glands affects the corners of the jaw bones. More is not contagious and not be seen in children under 5 years of age. Once you pass the second time to win the child's immune likely to be very low. The period between receipt of the emergence of the symptoms of the disease (incubation period) is approximately three weeks.
Mumps Disease Symptoms
Its main symptom is swelling of the parotid glands. Usually the disease, before the start and up to five days under an ear under the horses in the other ear. Usually there is a sense of mild fever and malaise. Parotid salivary glands because they are associated with children, complain of dry mouth. The disease resolves spontaneously within 6-10 days.
Mumps Disease Treatment
There is no specific treatment other than removal of mumps illness. In order to eliminate the pain in a warm scarf or a bottle filled with warm water, can be useful to compress on the swollen glands. Appropriate analgesic drugs such as aspirin. Kids, grab difficulty opening the mouth of feeder, soft foods and liquids should be enough. Mouth is dry, making the language of mouthwash and mouth care should be taken in order to keep moist. So to be clean are also provided.
Sick child in order to prevent the spread of the disease unnecessarily excessive use forks, knives and containers should be separated. Swelling of the child be kept away from school for a week after landing will also help.
When you should contact a doctor?
The pain, at home, be removed from such severe measures.
Children, suffer from headaches or ear pain (ear pain, parotid gland swelling usually, causes. But the child, is also having a middle ear infection, is likely), abdominal pain or discomfort in the testicles, in the case, Child, an intriguing if it is of particular concern, If you have any doubt about the diagnosis.
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