6 days ago I was hit by mumps now my condition is getting better and the pain has started a little bit but there is still a lump under my right jaw which makes my voice hoarse even though I am not coughing. Why is that? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Natalia,

Thank you for asking

Mumps (parotitis) occurs when a virus infects the parotid glands (salivary glands located in the lower jaw). This condition causes painful swelling in the lower jaw area, which can also spread to the neck and ears. Not only that, sufferers can also experience fever, excessive saliva production, cough, runny nose, sore throat, muscle and joint pain, nausea, difficulty swallowing, decreased appetite, weakness, fatigue, and so on.

If you have received the right treatment, with a good immune system, parotitis will generally heal in 1 to 2 weeks. The lump in the jaw will usually deflate as the disease heals. However, in addition to the swelling due to the parotitis, it could also be that the lump in your jaw appears due to lymphadenitis, which is inflammation of the lymph nodes that can be triggered, one of which is parotitis.

Parotitis can make it difficult for you to chew food, swallow, or speak. However, if your parotitis has resolved, then speech disorders (including hoarseness) as you experience will also improve. If your voice is still hoarse to this day, then this condition could also occur due to other factors, for example tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat), laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box), GERD (reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus), laryngeal papilloma, ribbon paralysis. voice, laryngeal cancer, side effects of alcohol consumption, smoking, and so on.

You should check your complaint directly to the doctor. In addition to a physical examination, doctors may also do some supporting tests to find out what triggered your complaint, for example by laryngoscopy, x-rays, endoscopy, biopsy, and so on.

In the meantime, first resolve your complaint in the following ways:

Drink more warm water (especially water, you can also add ginger, lemon juice, or honey)
Don't talk too much, let alone scream
Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol
Use a nose and mouth mask
much rest
Cut down on foods that are too sweet, too oily, and robbed
Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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