Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Mumps in Children

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The goal of treatment for the mumps is to relieve symptoms and prevent severe complications from occurring. Since it's a viral infection, there is no cure for mumps. But certain steps can relieve your child's symptoms and prevent complications. These include:

  • acetaminophen for fever and pain
  • rest
  • increased fluid intake
  • adjust your child's diet based on what they can tolerate (foods that increase saliva production will cause an increase in pain)
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