We just noticed a big lump on my seven year old's jawbone area, just below his ear toward his throat. He says it hurts very much to the touch. Could it be mumps? He was vaccinated with the mmr when he was 12 months old and then mmr2 when he was four. Can you still get the mumps even with the vaccination?
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replied September 28th, 2004
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Was he hit in the face? Its unlikely that he woud have the mumps, however anything is possible. I think a trip to the doctor would be your best bet. Good luck
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replied January 2nd, 2005
Aye it could be syphilis, or the like
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replied June 9th, 2005
Firstly see a doctor.

He may not have mumps it could be something else with similar symptoms.

However saying that there are fears that there was a batch of innefective vaccine. If he does get the mumps dont worry its not that uncommon and at least he can never get it again.

Remember soft, non acid foods - althought apparently lemon and honey perhaps in tea may help to relieve nausia
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