Mumps is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It affects mainly children and young people between the ages of 5 and 15.
The first symptom to appear is a high temperature followed by a gradual inflammation and increase in size of the salivary glands.
The ears are painful, the patient feels generally unwell, with vomiting, headaches and pain to the touch.
The child struggles with chewing and swallowing.
Mumps can also affect other glands, the pancreas, testicles and ovaries.
Mumps complications include meningitis and testicular inflammation.
Testicular inflammation can sometimes lead to infertility in an adult.
The mumps virus is passed on through droplets in the air or on contaminated surfaces such as cups and glasses.
Homeopathic treatment for mumps
Before visiting our doctor and as soon as the first symptoms appear or we suspect that mumps is imminent, we should take:
Hepar sulphur C 15, one dose should be taken from the first symptoms and another one should be taken 12 hours later.
In order to prevent adult mumps and avoid the associated infertility or orchitis that can result from contracting mumps as an adult, we can take:
Trifolium repens 3D in drops. 10 drops should be taken 3 times a day for 10 days.
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