How To Treat Mumps, What Complications Can There Be

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How To Treat Mumps, What Complications Can There Be
How To Treat Mumps, What Complications Can There Be
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Video: Mumps, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment. 2023, February

Mumps, or mumps, is an infectious and very dangerous and complex disease. It can be spread to children between the ages of 5 and 15.

How to treat mumps, what complications can there be
How to treat mumps, what complications can there be


Step 1

There are no specific treatments for mumps. If necessary, the doctor prescribes antipyretic drugs. A dry warming cotton wool compress or a compress with ichthyol ointment, Vishnevsky ointment is applied to the area of ​​the inflamed glands.

Step 2

Special for mumps is not required, but the food must be liquid or semi-liquid. Vegetable purees, ground meat, various juices are recommended.

Two or three times a day it is useful to rinse your mouth with some kind of disinfectant - a weak (pale pink) solution of potassium permanganate, a two percent solution of boric acid.

Step 3

Bed rest, rest, non-fatiguing games (drawing, coloring, mosaic, etc.) contribute to an improvement in well-being and a smooth course of the disease. If there are no complications, the temperature on the 3rd or 4th day decreases to normal, the swelling gradually dissolves and by the eighth or tenth day disappears completely; from bed rest, the child is transferred to the home, and then allowed to walk. On the tenth day, he can already return to kindergarten or school.

Step 4

Complications usually occur at the height or towards the end of the disease. Careful adherence to bed rest is of great importance for the outcome of the disease. After being discharged from the hospital, the child needs constant medical supervision and careful care, for some time he needs a sparing regimen.

Step 5

Another complication that occurs in older boys and young men is acute unilateral testicular inflammation, less often bilateral. It develops on the sixth - eighth day of illness and is manifested by a new "jump" in temperature, chills, deterioration of health. The testicle is swollen, it hurts. After two or three days, these unpleasant phenomena disappear. Bilateral inflammation can have dire consequences - sometimes it causes infertility already in adulthood.

Step 6

The pancreas is also very sensitive to the mumps virus. Therefore, sometimes the disease is accompanied by its inflammation - pancreatitis. Its signs are pain in the epigastric region, nausea, vomiting.

Step 7

Some parents believe that complications can be prevented by drugs, in particular antibiotics. In no case should children be given antibiotics or any other medications without a doctor's prescription. Antibiotics do not act on the mumps virus, and in an uncomplicated course, their use is not only useless, but also harmful, like any unreasonable intervention. If complications arise, then the doctor's business is not only to choose a method of treatment.

Step 8

Currently, a preventive vaccine against mumps has been developed. Weakened children who have just had a disease, in case of contact with a sick mumps, are recommended to administer gamma globulia, which can temporarily reduce susceptibility to infection.

Step 9

The main protective measure is compliance with anti-epidemic rules. The spread of infection can be significantly limited if all mothers are concerned not only with the health of their own child, but also with the well-being of the children around them, if everyone will always strictly follow the quarantine rules.

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