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right side of neck swollen, and both sides of face in front of both ears are swollen as well. i was told it might be my salivary gland. do you think i could have mumps


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replied March 6th, 2009
Measles and Mumps Answer A5985



The location of the lumps might indicate inflammation of salivary glands.
Whether it is caused by mumps can not be told without additional tests.
Mumps is an infection disease in which virus causes salivary glands to swell. The location is in front of the angle of the lower jaw. Usually the glands swell on both sides. However, mumps start with some not specific symptoms such as fever, for up to 48 hours prior to the swelling of the glands. Since the condition is caused by a virus, nothing can be done. It lasts for 7 to 10 days. You should have in mind that in men, there is a possibility that the testicles might swell, too. This condition is considered serious, because it can cause infertility. Therefore, lying in bed and rest during the illness is recommendable.



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replied June 22nd, 2011
My neck just got a little sore and swollen on both sides around 20 minutes after eating. I don't know if I ever had the mumps or not. So far it doesn't seem to be getting worse. The food I ate was hamburger meat with powdered Ortega taco mix, taco shells, tomato, lettuce and onion. All were bought 3 days ago so they were not old and all were refrigerated. I've been eating those things for years and don't have any food allergies that I know of.
I don't have insurance anymore.
Any ideas?
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replied July 5th, 2015
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You are contagious............stay away from people.
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