What is the management of children with mumps?

  1. Mumps is infectious until the parotid swelling disappears.
  2. Paracetamol for fever and discomfort is usually all the treatment that is needed.
  3. Ensure adequate fluid intake.
  4. Good mouth hygiene with antiseptic mouthwashes

Mumps is becoming uncommon in many communities as the very effective mumps vaccine is often given together with measles and rubella vaccine (MMR).

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