Elizabeth Tinsley
Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 5, Iss. 8, 16 Aug 2017, pp 382 - 384

Mumps is usually a self-limiting condition that will resolve over
the course of about 1 week, with no long-term consequences.
Rest and adequate fluid intake is advised and paracetamol or
ibuprofen provide symptomatic relief. Children younger than
1 year of age rarely get mumps, due to acquired passive
immunity from placental transfer of maternal antibodies.
Mumps is most common in young people who have not been
immunised with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
vaccine (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence,
2013). This article provides some tips for parents on managing
symptoms and treatments for mumps in children.

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