Mumps Vaccine - Symptoms, History, Cause, Cure and Treatment of Mumps Disease
Mumps Vaccine Information
Mumps disease begins with a pain below the ears because the glands at the angle of each jaw are affected by a virus and become inflamed. The swelling starts from under the lobe of one ear, then spreads gradually to the other ear, swelling the sides of the face. It is .accom panied by fever and headache. Usually the swelling and the fever both are bad enough till the second day, after which the temperature and the swelling gradually start coming down. Mumps disease lasts between eight to ten days but in rare cases it lasts for several weeks altogether.
Mumps is a viral infection spread by airborne droplets from the nose or throat. Mumps is caused by a virus known as a myxo virus . Mumps may also cause inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) sometimes lead to miscarriage and, very rarely, also inflammation of the central nervous system eg meningitis , encephalitis, or myelitis.
Mumps usually causes fever, headache, and swollen, painful glands under the jaw. The initial symptoms of mumps include neck or ear pain, loss of appetite, tiredness, headache, and low-grade fever.
Some Sgns And Symptoms Of Mumps
- High fever
- Severe headache
- painful swelling in front of and below the ears
- pain when eating or moving the jaw
- loss of appetite
- a tired feeling about a day before the swelling.
There is no treatment in allopathic medicine for Mumps , immunization of all people exposed to an infected person within 3-4 days of exposure, is the recommended course. Strict isolation and sterilization of all linens are also recommended.
Prevention methods of Mumps
Mumps is a very contagious oneand it is mostly contracted through close contact. Usually it affects between the ages of 5 and 15. The sides of the face, should be given warm fomentation. Make the child gargle a few times daily with warm salt water solution or warm boric acid solution. The patient should be kept in bed and only given liquid diet till the pain in the affected glands subside.
Most people who get the vaccine will not experience any side effects. In rare instances, some swelling of the glands in the cheeks and under the jaw may appear, lasting for a few days. This could happen from one to two weeks following the shot.