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How to Treat Mumps?

Medical Treatment:
  • There are no medications to treat the mumps virus
  • Mumps treatment focuses on relieving symptoms until the immune system of your body fights off the infection
  • Usually, the infection passes within one or two weeks. During this time, do the following things may help:
    • Take plenty of bed rest (until your symptoms have passed)
    • Take over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to relieve any pain
    • Do not give aspirin to children under the age of 16
    • Drink plenty of fluids (water is best)
    • Avoid acidic drinks such as fruit juice as these can irritate your parotid glands
    • Use a warm or cool compress to reduce any pain in your swollen glands
    • Eat foods that do not require a lot of chewing (like soup, mashed potatoes, and scrambled eggs)
  • You should see your GP if your symptoms are suddenly worsening, or do not improve after 7 days