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Mumps 2nd time?

Hi, My friend had been sufferring from mumps during last week for 7 days where his left salivary glands got swollen. Yesterday his doctor told that he has recovered. He seemed to okay and the fever and swelling were gone. He also went to office. But today it seems his right salivary gland is becoming swelled. We had the idea that once you recover from mumps you don't get it a second time. Is it possible that he had a relapse? Any advice will be helpful. Thanks. Chandramauli
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Hello...... Mumps is an acute viral infection of the paramyxovirus family. In general, natural infection confers lifelong protection against the virus,person could have recurrent parotitis due to obstruction of gland duct... Consult general surgeon. Doctor need to examine swelling ,it could be other than mumps
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