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  • Mumps
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the symptoms of which include swelling in the jaw and neck. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the mumps virus, including how it is transmitted, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Mumps Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, of all the mumps symptoms, swelling of the salivary glands is probably the most recognizable, but it isn't necessarily the most common. Other symptoms of mumps include fever, sore throat, and chills.
  • Mumps Virus
    As you might expect, the mumps virus is responsible for mumps. This page from the eMedTV archives explains who is most likely to be infected by it, how the virus is spread, and conditions that have symptoms similar to those seen with mumps.
  • Mumps Outbreak
    A recent mumps outbreak in the United States has become a cause of concern for some people. This eMedTV resource explores this outbreak in detail, including information on possible causes and transmission methods, as well as vaccination information.
  • Mumps in Iowa
    Doctors are studying recent cases of mumps in Iowa to try and determine the cause. This eMedTV article explores the significance of these cases in detail and also provides lists of statistics on the people affected.
  • Mumps Vaccine
    The mumps vaccine is your best protection against the mumps virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides in-depth information on the vaccine, including who should and should not get it.
  • Treatment for Mumps
    As this eMedTV page explains, treating mumps involves relieving the symptoms while the body fights the virus. This article offers several suggestions for providing supportive care, such as ibuprofen and warm compresses.
  • Adult Mumps
    Adult mumps is caused by the mumps virus, and people usually recover without any long-term effects. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including transmission methods, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Mumps and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, pregnant women and non-pregnant women have the same symptoms of mumps, and pregnancy does not seem to affect the duration or prognosis of the disease. However, women who are pregnant should avoid the mumps vaccine.
  • Mumps Prevention
    The most effective way to avoid mumps is to get vaccinated. However, other techniques can be used as well. This eMedTV article provides several suggestions for mumps prevention, such as frequent hand-washing.
  • Mumps in Children
    Mumps in children is not all that different from mumps in adults. In fact, the disease is on the decline. This eMedTV article discusses how the disease in children differs from cases in adults, especially with regards to symptoms.
  • Mumps Cause
    The mumps cause is simple -- it's the mumps virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains the transmission methods and symptoms that mumps cause, and provides links to more information.
  • Diagnosing Mumps
    A physical exam is just part of the process used when diagnosing mumps. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how doctors determine if a person has mumps, including tests that may be performed.
  • Incubation Period for Mumps
    As this eMedTV page explains, the incubation period for mumps varies for each person, with the average incubation period lasting 16 to 18 days. This article explains this topic in detail, including the time period during which a person is most contagious.
  • Complications of Mumps
    This segment of the eMedTV archives looks at several potential mumps complications, such as pancreatitis and orchitis. This article also talks about who is most likely to be affected by complications and related symptoms.
  • Cure for Mumps
    The best cure for mumps -- aside from not getting it in the first place -- is time. This eMedTV article explains that management for associated symptoms is often the only treatment needed; it also discusses in detail the mumps vaccine.
  • Mumps Transmission
    Mumps transmission most often occurs through coughing and sneezing. This eMedTV article explains in detail how the virus is transmitted in this way and offers additional transmission methods, such as touching a surface infected with the virus.
  • Mumps Outbreak and Airplanes
    No evidence supports a connection between a recent mumps outbreak and airplanes, but if you're concerned, this eMedTV article provides tips that you can use during air travel, such as washing hands frequently.
Mumps Presentations
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More Mumps Articles
  • Adult Mumps to Incubation Period for Mumps
  • Infections During Pregnancy to Mumps Cause
  • Mumps in Children to Mumps Outbreak and Airplanes
  • Mumps Prevention to Mumps Virus
  • Other Information About Mumps to Treatment for Mumps
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