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Mumps is a contagious viral disease caused by Mumps orthorubulavirus, with the common symptom of salivary gland swelling. Transmission is through inhalation, respiratory droplets and secretions, and close contact. Other symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, malaise, appetite loss, and sore throat. Several inflammatory conditions accompanying mumps are nephritis, orchitis, mastitis, oophoritis, encephalitis, sialadenitis, pancreatitis, and aseptic meningitis. Deafness also occurs in some people. MMR vaccine helps to prevent the disease.

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I had exposure to mumps, and now I have mild pain and minimal swelling on one side of my face. Is it contagious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been exposed to someone with mumps, and two weeks later, I experienced a slight pain under my ear extending down to my chin. I also have some minimal swelling, but the pain disappeared the following day, and the swelling has not increased. The swelling is only noticeable when I ...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Typically, mumps affects both sides of the face. So, how is your condition if you only experienced symptoms on one side? I am not entirely clear about what you mean when you say you were exposed to someone with mumps. Was ...  Read Full »

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