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If my child has mumps, when should I call the doctor?

Call your child’s doctor right away if you suspect your child has the mumps. Your child should not be kept in the waiting room with other children.

Also call your child’s doctor right away if your child has any of these:

  • Fever above 103°F, shaking and chills
  • Does not smile or play for even a few minutes every four hours
  • A severe headache or stiffness in the neck
  • Severe stomach pain redness in the eyes
  • Changes in consciousness or alertness
  • Swelling of body parts other than the neck area

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