|Swollen Parotid Gland|
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- Being unvaccinated and exposed to people who have mumps
- Being born after 1956 and never having mumps, or not being vaccinated after first birthday
- Season: winter
- Having a weakened immune system, even if you have been vaccinated
- Painful swelling of the parotid glands
- Lack of appetite
- Sore throat
- Stiff neck
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swelling and pain under the tongue, jaw, or front of the chest
- In males: painful inflammation of the testicles
- In females—inflammation of the ovaries, which results in pain or tenderness in the abdomen
- Applying a hot or cold compresses to swollen areas
- Gargling with warm salt water to soothe a sore throat
- Treating high fever with an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Drinking plenty of liquids
- Eating a soft, bland diet
- Have had severe allergic reactions to vaccines or vaccine components
- Are pregnant—Avoid pregnancy for 1-3 months after receiving the vaccine
- Have a weakened immune system
- Have a high fever or severe upper respiratory tract infection
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- Reviewer: Fabienne Daguilh, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -