Parotitis, These Symptoms, Complications, and Treatment

Parotitis is a disease caused by a viral infection that causes swelling of the parotid glands on the face. Parotitis is commonly known as mumps. Parotitis or mumps occurs due to infection of the paramyxovirus virus that attacks the salivary glands in the mouth (the parotid gland), causing swelling and pain in the gland. This type of virus is generally transmitted through saliva splashes from sneezing or coughing sufferers. In addition, direct contact with objects that have been contaminated with viruses can also transmit this disease. In general, parotitis or mumps can attack all ages. However, this condition is more common in children aged 5-14 years, and rarely occurs in infants under 1 year. What are the symptoms of parotitis? Parotitis usually appears with the initial symptoms of fever around 39.4 degrees Celsius. After that, there will be swelling of the salivary glands for the next few days. The swelling will occur gradually and pain followed by salivary glands for 1-3 days
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