Mumps is a viral infection, which affects the salivary gland called parotid glands. It is a highly contagious virus. Once infected, the patient can feel the swelling on the parotid glands present just below and in front of the ears. The swelling will last usually for about 7 to 9 days. Some of the symptoms associated with mumps are fever, sore throat, pain while swallowing and chewing and in rare cases swelling around the ovaries for girls or testes for boys.
If you get the mumps infection once, you won’t get it again in your lifetime, usually. Some common Causes of Mumps usually include ,Paramyxovirus, Droplets from coughs and sneezes and Lack of immunization. with the infection, supportive treatment and medical treatment can be used to relieve the symptoms of a mild mumps infection, some of the home treatment to this infection include the following;
Home Remedies for Mumps
If you or your child has mumps, the infection can make you feel tired and worn out. It is best to rest during the time that you have the infection and while you recover from the infection.
Mumps, like many infections, can make you dehydrated. Often, this dehydration can be exacerbated because you may not feel like eating and drinking. It is important to take in some fluids, even if you try to drink small amounts frequently, so that you can stay hydrated.
3. Face and neck comfort
When your glands are swollen you may feel some pain or discomfort in the lower face and neck. Applying soft blankets and avoiding pressure on the swollen areas can help maintain your comfort.
4. Cold packs for soreness
If you feel relief from muscle aches or swollen glands by applying something cold to the area, you can consider getting a cold pack and applying to the sore and tender areas around your muscles or around your swollen glands.
5. Warm blankets
When you have a mumps infection you may feel cold and you might feel more comfortable when you keep your body warm. You may also feel these extremes as you’re recovering.
6. Protect others
If you have mumps you may be contagious. Unfortunately, you might be contagious even before you become sick. However, if you know that you have the infection, you should stay away from close contact with others. Do not share utensils and other items that may carry the virus. This is especially important if you are around very young babies who have not yet been immunized or if you are around a person who has a weak immune system, even if that person was immunized.
However, If you develop a severe mumps infection, or if you have complications, you are more likely to need medical management of your illness before it gets worse