The Fever Returns When Suffering From Mumps?
Hello, I have mumps, it’s been 9 days that the swelling has gradually gone flat but there is still a lump when chewing food even though it was cured before, but why is it when I get back to the fever a week? I have returned to but he said the gondong has not healed
Hello Mr Mathias! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. A person can catch it through saliva or a spot from the mouth, nose, or throat of a sick person, usually when that person sneezes, coughs, or talks. Since contracting it, it usually takes about 16-18 days for a person to feel the symptoms of mumps. Symptoms that appear are usually headache, fever, and decreased appetite. The most typical symptom that appears is swelling that starts in the area under the ear that spreads to the cheeks and jaw.
In adults, mumps is usually more severe than in children. Before vaccines, mumps could even cause serious complications, such as meningitis and inflammation of the testicles in men. Infection in pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, can lead to miscarriage. In people who have been vaccinated, the symptoms of mumps are milder and less dangerous.
The main treatment for mumps is rest and symptom management. To treat mumps, antibiotics are not needed. Symptoms can last up to 2 weeks. The fever that you feel again may be due to mumps that has not been completely healed or it can be a marker of co-infection that occurs because your immune system is decreasing due to mumps. Consult the nearest doctor for this possibility. If the examination shows no other signs of infection or complications, treatment can be continued.
Get plenty of rest and consume nutritious foods. You can take vitamins if necessary. That is the explanation from me. Hopefully it helps you and hopefully gets well soon.