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Suggest treatment for mumps in children

hi my son is 6+ ,suddenly two days before when he got up his cheeks below the ear swallowed and fever around 101degrees and geting pain in cheeks i have shown a child specialist who told its a viral diseases called moms which will be 3/4 days and it will be cured and just gave medicine paracetamol and vitamin B complex syrup ,pl guide me
Mon, 12 Dec 2016
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continue on paracetamol or acetaminophen or ibuprofen syrup every 8 hours to relieve the fever and pain
you can apply ice packs on the swollen glands
make sure your son drinks a plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
stick to soft and easy swallowed food as soup, yogurt
avoid acidic or hard food
no need for antibiotics as mumps is caused by a virus
be careful as mumps is contagious for about 1 week following the diagnosis
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