Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

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Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby shurley197323 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Hi,parents.My DH just discovered that my DS had his left side of the face swollen this morning. So I rush him to Polyclinic. Doctor said it's Mumps.
He was given 1 week MC. He had given the MMR vaccine twice before, the last one was just last year. I just wonder will this swollen be other causes?
Do anyone had this experience before? I was so worried :cry:

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby carebear » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:01 pm

shurley197323 wrote:Hi,parents.My DH just discovered that my DS had his left side of the face swollen this morning. So I rush him to Polyclinic. Doctor said it's Mumps.
He was given 1 week MC. He had given the MMR vaccine twice before, the last one was just last year. I just wonder will this swollen be other causes?
Do anyone had this experience before? I was so worried :cry:


No need to worry, my DD got mumps when she was 5 years old despite MMR.
MMR is not 100% protective. Anyway mumps is self limiting and it will go away by itself, although there is a very slim chance it may affect the reproductive organs and cause problems with fertility.
There is no cure. So just rest, fluids, soft diet and medicine for pain relief should suffice.
Wishing your DS a speedy recovery!

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby shurley197323 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:17 pm

Hi carebear. Any special diet ? Thanks for your input, felt s relieved after seeing your post.

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:22 pm

this is from old wives tale, to treat the mumps :

use a marker, write the chinese word 'tiger' on the swollen side, and circle the word 'tiger', and best effect if the word is written a person born in the year of tiger

strictly old wives tale hor .... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby carebear » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:55 pm

shurley197323 wrote:Hi carebear. Any special diet ? Thanks for your input, felt s relieved after seeing your post.


Avoid sour food as it increases saliva production.
So avoid citrus fruits for the time being.
Avoid spicy food.
Otherwise no special diet, but soft diet and fluids will be good, since it is difficult to chew. I gave my DD porridge and soups.

Actually after my DD got mumps, I got it a few days later, cos I shared her drink just 1 day before she developed it.
So avoid taking your DS left overs as a common transmission is through saliva.

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby shurley197323 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:28 pm

Oops.We share drinks yesterday too. HI,carebear, Your's also swollen cheek ?

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby carebear » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:49 pm

shurley197323 wrote:Oops.We share drinks yesterday too. HI,carebear, Your's also swollen cheek ?


Yup, one sided cheek swelling.
Otherwise was well and it subsided after 3 days.
Hope your MMR vaccine is effective and you won't get it.

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Re: Help. Doctor say my DS had MUMPS !!!

Postby shurley197323 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:02 pm

carebear wrote:
shurley197323 wrote:Oops.We share drinks yesterday too. HI,carebear, Your's also swollen cheek ?


Yup, one sided cheek swelling.
Otherwise was well and it subsided after 3 days.
Hope your MMR vaccine is effective and you won't get it.



Thanks.carebear.

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