The symptoms include:

  • Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face (parotitis)
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain while chewing or swallowing
Tests to diagnose: 

Blood test may be taken to confirm the diagnosis.


There are currently no medications to treat the mumps virus. Instead, treatment is focused on relieving symptoms.

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