How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose mumps?

While you are waiting for your appointment to diagnose mumps, ask your doctor if you should remain isolated to prevent the spread of the disease, and if so, for how long. Make a list of your symptoms and remember to keep track of when they appeared, how long you have experienced them, and how they have progressed. If you can recall when your exposure to the mumps virus occurred, this can help your doctor make a diagnosis. Make sure to tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you might have and any medications or supplements, even over-the-counter ones, that you might be taking.

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