Children Do Not Experience Any Symptoms When Mumps Will Develop?
Hello, my 4th year old boy suddenly suddenly when he cried and woke up, after I checked it turned out that there was a swelling like a lump in the jaw area behind the back of my ear, my child did not have a fever and did not show any symptoms, if this is mumps ?
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The swollen condition in the jaw area of your child needs to be explored further. Keep in mind since when the appearance of a lump in the jaw or back ear area, size, location of the lump in another place, other symptoms experienced (pain, redness, fever, cough, runny nose, difficulty eating / drinking), history of previous illness, history of allergies, history the treatment you have given to reduce the symptoms.
Lumps that appear can be caused by several possible causes, including, swelling of the lymph nodes, infection of the salivary glands, infection of the gum area and the composition of the teeth that cause swelling, viral infection of the parotid gland (mumps), abnormalities in the thyroid gland or parathyroid, infection of the ear. We recommend that you consult with your doctor or pediatrician regarding your child's condition, so that further examinations and management plans can be carried out.
It is necessary to check the lumps experienced by your child. Regarding the location of the lump, the size and magnification of the lump, the number of lumps, the boundary of the bump, the surface, the consistency of the lump, affect the possibility of a diagnosis that can be found during examination. Avoid providing self-medication without doctor's instructions, avoid pressing the bump area that appears on your child, maintaining the hygiene of cutlery used by your child, ensuring your child gets enough nutrition and fluids according to their daily needs.
Hopefully this information can help you,