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Are there alternative treatments for mumps?

Treatment for mumps involves administering supportive therapy during recovery. There is no cure for mumps; you must wait for the disease to run its course. Get plenty of rest and stay well hydrated. Stay in bed for the first week after you are diagnosed with mumps to avoid spreading the disease. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help relieve the pain associated with mumps inflammation.

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