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Experiencing mumps more than once

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is it normal to get mumps more than once? And what causes it to happen and how can I keep this from happening again.


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replied June 30th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know whether individuals can experience mumps more than once.

Mumps, also known as endemic parotitis, is a contagious viral infection which is characterized by edema and inflammation of the salivatory glands, visible when the parotic salivatory gland is affected. Individuals experience edema of the salivatory glands, usually unilateral edema, pain and difficulties when eating and increased body temperature. When individuals once experience this disease they can't experience it again, because they have immunity towards this virus.

Given the data that you described, it is not likely that you have experienced mumps more than once. You may consider having a blood count to rule out possible mononucleosis, which is characterized by enlarged lymph nodes, which, if located on the neck may be recognized like an enlarged parotic gland. You may also consider visiting a stomatologist to rule out possible inflammation of the salivatory glands due to blockage of the salivatory canals.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical informations online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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