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Call the doctor if your child develops any of these conditions:

  • Dehydrated and unable to keep any fluids down
  • Continuing vomiting
  • Lethargic (weak and listless)
  • Pain or a stiff neck
  • Abdominal pain
  • Enlarged and painful scrotum ( this is more common with older children or adults & if not treated properly may lead to impotence, so consult doctor immediately )

Go to the hospital's emergency department if your child develops these conditions:

  • dehydrated (dry mucous membranes, dry skin, decreased urine output, and change in mental status)
  • Listlessness
  • Stiff neck
  • Persistent abdominal pain and vomiting
  • Scrotal pain and enlarged testes
Self-Care at Home

The treatment of mumps is mainly to relieve the symptoms.

  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat properly. The diet should be light.
  • Pain relievers may be used for comfort.
  • For most children, the swelling in their glands goes away in a week. Any child with mumps should not return to school or day care for 9 days after the start of parotid swelling.
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