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What are the treatment options for mumps?

Mumps is a viral infection, so antibiotics and other drugs are not considered effective treatment options. For the most part, mumps clears up on its own after about two weeks. Complications are rare. You will probably be advised to consider yourself contagious for a period of at least one week after your diagnosis. Take steps to avoid spreading mumps during this period.

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