Treatment for mumps is focused on relieving symptoms until your bodys immune system fights off the infection. There are currently no medications to treat the mumps virus.
The infection usually passes withina week or two.
In the meantime, the measures below may help.
If your symptoms dont improve after seven days, orsuddenly worsen,contact your GP for advice.
If you or your child has mumps, its important to prevent the infection spreading, particularlyto younger people born between 1980and 1990 (these people are unlikely to have immunity from a previous infection, and are also unlikely to have been vaccinated).
The best way to do this is to:
Mumps is a contagious viral infection that used to be common in children before the introduction of the MMR vaccine.
The symptoms of mumps usually develop 14 to 25 days after a person is infected with the mumps virus (the incubation period).
Mumps is caused by the mumps virus, which belongs to a family of viruses known as paramyxoviruses.
Treatment for mumps is focused on relieving symptoms until your bodys immune system fights off the infection. The infection usually passes within a week or two.
There are several problems that often occur with mumps. These can be worrying, but they are rarely serious and usually improve as the infection passes.