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Mumps or Inflammation of Parotid Glands – Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Diet

Mumps is a viral infection of the salivary glands especially parotid glands. It is an infectious disease. It is a common condition in children of age group between 2 and 12. Most persons have mumps only once in their lives, but one person in ten may have a second attack.

CAUSES OF MUMPS

– Virus infection which attacks salivary glands.
– Dietetic errors.
– Mumps are found in cough and cold infections.
– Tongue kissing of the person who is suffering from mumps infections also causes mumps.

SYMPTOMS OF MUMPS

– Swelling of salivary glands.
– Fever.
– Painful swelling.
– Inflammation.
– Ear pain.
– Restlessness.
– Swallowing and chewing becomes difficult.
– Swollen cheeks and spinal chords.
– Tendency of vomiting.
– Headache.

PREVENTION FROM MUMPS

– MMR vaccine is important for children to prevent from measles, mumps and rubella.
– The MMR should be given at 12 or 18 months, with a booster at 4 or 6 years.
– Keep the child away from school to prevent infection.
– Mumps patient should have separate bed, separate lunch and dinner plate as mumps infections are transferable.
– Neck should not be exposed to winds.

REMEDIES FOR MUMPS

– Take equal proportions of asparagus and fenugreek seeds and make a paste and apply it over the swelled part.
– Apply paste of dry ginger for the treatment of mumps.
– Applying a paste of margosa leaves and some turmeric on infected part is beneficial.
– Apply thick paste of chebulic myroblan herb and apply over the swelling, it will provide relief.
– Apply aloe Vera Leaf (peeled from one side) + Warm + Some turmeric water + Extract of barbery and bandage over swelling.
– Smear the leaves of peepal leaves with clarified butter and warm them over fire. Place these leaves over the swelled area and bandage it properly.
Mullein tea is very effective in the treatment of various diseases. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, and are blood purifier.
– Mix one tablespoon shatvari seeds and one tablespoon methi seeds and make its paste and apply on mumps-affected area.

DIET FOR MUMPS

– Liquid diet is important as swallowing becomes difficult.
– The starch obtained from boiling rice is beneficial.
– Fruit juices except juices from citrus fruits is good.
– A warm water enema should be used daily.
– Hot and cold packs should be applied every two hours.

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