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5 year old suffering from swollen cheek, fever. What is it?

Hello, My nephew aged 5 years was suffering with fever for past 3 days and we have noticed enlargement of right side cheek since yesterday. Urine analysis show : 5-10 pus cells, Albumin - trace, RBC - 10-15, Epithelial cells absent. The doctor has given paracetamol 250 mg tablet and fever is reduced to some extend. Please suggest me what may the disease? Whom to consult?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Swelling of the cheek could be because of mumps. A physical examination by your doctor will help in the diagnosis. MMR vaccine given at the age of 15 months helps in prevention of the illness.

In a child with mumps symptomatic treatment and monitoring is is required. Isolation of the child is important as this is a communicable disease.

Do not send him to school if the diagnosis is confirmed.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
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Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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