Mumps is an infection of the parotid (salivary) gland. This causes the salivary glands to swell up. It can be passed from one person to the other merely by contact, saliva or nasal secretions.
The salivary glands are located at both sides of the cheek right below the ear. This organ helps to produce or to use the right word, secrets saliva. Saliva helps in digestion of food.
causes of mumps
As said earlier, mumps is caused by a virus. This is easily transmitted from one person to the other by contact or droplets. This means that one can easily spread the virus by spitting around when you come in contact with an infected person.
Most people when infected may not experience any signs or symptoms until 10 t0 21 days. The signs and symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Pain when talking.
- It is important to have enough rest when you are suffering from mumps.
- Drink enough clean water and fresh juices. Also, not drink soda or carbonated drinks. A smoothe will do. This will help get rid of the toxins in the body. It is very important to drink a lot of water each day to avoid any sickness.
- Eat well. Avoid sugary foods and fatty foods. Eat healthily, vegetables, fruits, and seafood to help provide the body with the required nutrients to help boost the immune system.