1. What are the symptoms of mumps?
Mumps is characterised by fever, pain in swollen salivary glands, headache, muscular ache and loss of appetite.
2. Is mumps contagious?
Yes, mumps is a contagious viral infection for almost nine days after the first appearance of symptoms. It can be transmitted from infectious person through saliva, sneezing or even touch.
3. How long does mumps take to get cured?
A person suffering from mumps may take at least one week to get better after being diagnosed and at that point a person is not contagious anymore.
4. Can mumps be fatal?
Sometimes mumps can develop into meningitis or encephalitis affecting the brain and spinal nerves. These infections can be fatal if left untreated.
5. Is there any homeopathy for the treatment of mumps?
Treatment options for mumps are available in homoeopathy. These are: (1) aconitum: should be given at the start of infection, (2) belladonna: for children with flushed face and headache, (3) mercurius: for children with swelling in the right side of the face, (4) rhus tox: with swelling on the left side of the face and (5) pulsatilla: for children near puberty.