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Mumps are acute contagious disease which is viral in nature and with inflammatory swelling of the salivary glands.Epidemics are a frequent occurrence, mostly among 5-15 year olds. Pain is seldom severe, followed by some redness, and chewingand swallowing are made particularly difficult. During recovery in thosepatients who are long past puberty, other glands may be affected, but usuallynot that gravely. This contagious disease hides incold infections and those which are often followed by a cough of any sort. Theyare transmittable, and therefore require a lot of attention both on the side ofa non-infected person, as well as on the side of the infected one. Sincevaccination does provide good immunity for this disease, all those people andchildren who failed to get the appropriate vaccine in proper time are morelikely to catch mumps or be infected by their carriers. For those who are inlove or who adore to kiss pay close attention for mumps for they can be alsotransmitted by means of a “French kiss.”

Treatment

Aside from medications, there arealso certain home made remedies that can ameliorate, and ultimately help youdefeat this disease - one being the pipal (or peepul) leaves, which are to beheated on the surface of a pan, with some oil added and then put on the spotwhich had fallen under the influence of mumps. This way you are likely todecrease swelling, kill the germs and stop the inflammation from occurring. But this kind of treatment isgoing to be less effective if you don’t adhere to some other common rules oftreating a mump-infected person, i.e. you should under no circumstances allowthe infected person to take in orange or tomato juice, and fluids of similarconstitution.

Another good way of treatingmumps with the use of natural remedies is by means of mullein tea. This tea isextremely rich in medicinal properties and is a real eradicator when it comesto germs and various infections, such as mumps. It is also rich in vitamins,minerals and is a natural born blood purifier. Going down the same, natural,road we come to our next medicine – aloe vera. Since it is also rich inmedicinal properties and more than effective in dealing with the liverproblems, ulcer, severe injuries, this goes for the mumps as well. It can betaken in the form of either fresh leaves or as a powder, incorporated into asmooth paste which is then put on the area affected by mumps.

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