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Mumps: Introduction

Mumps: Measles, mumps, and rubella were once very common diseases in the United States, but they have become rare because of the use of vaccines ... more about Mumps.

Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mumps is available below.

Symptoms of Mumps

Treatments for Mumps

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Mumps?

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Mumps: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Mumps

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Mumps may include:

  • Parotidinum homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Jaborandi homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Mercurius vivus homeopathic prevention
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Mumps: Complications

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Causes of Mumps

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Disease Topics Related To Mumps

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Mumps: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Mumps

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Prognosis for Mumps

Research about Mumps

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Clinical Trials for Mumps

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Prevention of Mumps

Prevention information for Mumps has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Mumps.

Statistics for Mumps

Mumps: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Mumps

Measles, mumps, and rubella were once very common diseases in the United States, but they have become rare because of the use of vaccines to prevent them. As with many other diseases, measles, mumps, and rubella generally are more severe in adults than in children. Most adults are immune to all three infections because they had them (or a vaccine) as children. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Mumps:

Acute, inflammatory, contagious disease caused by Rubulavirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes; spread by direct contact, airborne droplet nuclei, fomites contaminated by infectious saliva, and perhaps urine. - (Source - Diseases Database)

An acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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