Can Mumps Make Cheeks Change (sagging)?
Hello, I want to ask about the disease of mumps. N nI used to be a child around the age of 5-10 years I had mumps disease, then quickly recovered. So now I pay attention to the cheek until below the chin on the right side of my face looks asymmetrical with the left cheek. Looks like a little saggy / fatty. With this I am suspicious of the mumps disease that I had as a child, is it true that mumps can have an effect that makes the cheeks change? Or because of other factors? thanks. 🙂
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Mumps is a disease caused by a viral infection that attacks the salivary glands around the face and can be prevented by vaccines. The most frequent complications of mumps include swelling of the testicles, inflammation of the brain, hearing loss, inflammation of the pancreas, and fetal disorders if a patient with mumps is pregnant. If handled properly, mumps will improve within a week without long-term complications. No studies have yet identified skin disorders as a long-term complication of mumps. Things that can make your cheeks looser include the aging process, impaired skin elasticity due to free radicals, and an unhealthy lifestyle. Eat lots of fruit and drink water and stay away from cigarettes can help. If sagging cheeks are very obvious and bothersome, you can consult further with a dermatologist and genitalia specialist.
That's my explanation. I hope this helps.