Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies for Mumps

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    Mumps are infections caused in cheeks as a result there is swelling, pain, and inflammation in the cheeks. This is found generally in the children and rarely on adults, who have not been vaccinated against mumps infections. Parotid or salivary glands faces increased pain and infections penetrating or spreading inside the body organs so right treatment is a must as early as possible.

    Causes and Risk Factors of Mumps

    Mumps occurs most often in children ages two through twelve, although unvaccinated adults are also susceptible.

    People with mumps are contagious for about a week before and two weeks after the onset of symptoms, which occurs about two to three weeks after exposure to the mumps virus.

    The mode of transmission is through direct contact and airborne droplets with disease beginning from 14 to 24 days after exposure.

    Symptoms of Mumps

    The symptoms and signs of mumps are:

    Soreness or swelling of the parotid glands on one or both sides. Discomfort may range from vague tenderness to obvious pain when opening the mouth or swallowing

    Fever, usually lasting about two to three days

    Sore muscles

    Loss of appetite

    Headache

    Earache that is aggravated by chewing

    In men and adolescent boys, swelling in one or both testes (often subsides within four days)

    Aversion to light, lethargy, and a stiff neck (which may indicate meningitis)

    Upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting (which may indicate pancreatitis)

    Lower abdominal pain in women (may indicate swelling of the ovaries, which is rare)

    Home remedies for Mumps

    Take 3-4 peepal leaves and on the cooking pan let the leaves get heated then coat some oil over it and heat again , than take it out of the burner and apply on mumps affected area this reduces swellings, inflammation, and kills germs. This is one of the useful home remedies for mumps.

    Do not give citric fruits and vegetable juices like tomato juice, orange juice or any other juice to the mumps patient, as they adversely affects them.

    Mumps treatments using mullein tea— Mullein tea is very effective in the treatment of various diseases. They are of medicinal qualities and kill various germs and infections. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, and are blood purifier. They are helpful in the treatments of mumps . One of the useful home remedies for mumps.

    Swollen cheeks gets relief from mumps pain if you take a cotton piece and dip it into the mullein tea and then squeeze the excess liquid and apply that hot padded cotton on mumps affected area.

    Find powerful herbal remedies

    Mumps treatment using methi seeds and shatvari seeds—Mix one tablespoon shatvari seeds and one tablespoon methi seeds and make its paste and apply on mumps-affected area. This gives relief reduces swelling and also kills mumps infections. This is one of the best home remedies for mumps.

    Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari) is useful in the treatment of mumps—Ghritkumari has medicinal properties and are useful in curing liver problems, ulcer, severe injuries, mumps, and many other problems. Take fresh leaves and make its paste or take an herbal ghritkumari powder and make a smooth paste and apply on mumps affected area. This relieves pain and swelling.

    You can apply a fresh ginger paste (prepare by mixing and grinding fresh ginger and water) externally (as one of the herbal remedies for mumps) on the swollen and painful area of mumps especially cheeks. This is one of the important home remedies for mumps.

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    Ayurvedic Cure from swamiramdevmedicines

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    Article Posted: April 26, 2012

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