What is the treatment for mumps in adults and in children?

The mainstay of therapy (regardless of age range) is to provide comfort for this self-limited disease. Taking analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) and applying warm or cold packs to the swollen and inflamed salivary gland region may be helpful.

What types of doctors treat mumps?

Most cases of mumps are not complicated and thus may be managed by a pediatrician, internist, or family practice physician. An infectious-disease specialist may need to be consulted for unusual circumstances or medically complicated patients. Continue Reading

Reviewed on 5/17/2016
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