MUMPS AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Mumps is an acute infectious disease. It is a self limiting disease.
Common children and adolescents.
Transmitted by Droplet Route
Sudden onset of Fever
Difficulty in opening mouth.
Tenderness in parotid region.
Sublingual and submandibular gland may be affected
Non suppurative enlargement of one or both parotid gland.
Salivary gland may be affected.
Mortality rate - Minimal
Age - 5to15 years of age.
5-6days before and 6-8 days after the clinical onset of disease.
Secondary attack rate
Prevention and control
Monovalent Mumps vaccine is a live.
Dose- 0.5 ml
A combined vaccine is also available as MMR vaccine.
Case of Mumps is difficult to control.
Case should be isolated.
Homoeopathic medicine for Mumps
- Merc Sol
Phytolacca is a highly effective medicine for Mumps.
Pressure and tension in parotid gland.
Throat feel very hot.
Shooting pain into ear on swallowing.
Swollen of parotid gland.
Cannot swallow anything hot.
High fever, alternating with chillness.
Worse by sensitive to electric changes, effects of a wetting, when it rains, exposure to damp, cold weather, right side.
Better by warmth, dry weather, rest.
Parotidinum has been used as a prophylactic against infection by Mumps.
In this instance it is generally given in the 6th or 30th two or three times a day to those exposed to infection.
It is very useful medicine for swelling of parotid gland.
In the disease itself it may be given every four hours, either by itself or alternated with other indicated remedy.
The well known complications which sometimes occurs with Mumps suggest its possible use in these condition.
It is very important remedy for glandular affection.
Belladonna is a best suited remedy for Mumps.
A highly feverish state with comparative abscence of toxemia.
Burning, pungent, steaming heat.
Feet icy cold.
Superficial blood vessels, distented.
Perspiration dry only on head.
No thirst with fever.
Hearing very acute.
Dry, hot, sensitive skin.
Swelling of parotid gland.
Sensation of a lump.
Difficulty in deglutition, worse liquid.
Tearing pain in middle and external ear.
The selection of homoeopathic remedies based on symptom similarities and doses according to the Susceptibility of patient.
Don't take homoeopathic medicine without any prescription / without any advise of physician.