Epidemic mumps (pig): symptoms of disease

How epidemic mumps begins


pathogen of the pig is a virus belonging to the family of paramyxoviruses. Infection occurs by air-drip through contact with the sick person. And the virus carrier is contagious already 2 days before the manifestation of symptoms of the pig. The incubation period lasts from 11 to 23 days. On the

eve of the first symptoms, an infected person may feel weakness, rapid fatigue. It is not uncommon for head and muscle pain to occur.

Sleep and appetite may also worsen.

Symptoms and treatment of the pig

The main symptom of the pig, because of which it and received the official name “mumps” – swelling of the rhinestones salivary glands on one or both sides.

In Latin this gland is called glandula parotidea.

Swelling is accompanied by dry mouth as well as pain in the ear area. These pains increase during conversation or eating (chewing, swallowing).

In a mild form of the disease, swelling of the near glands is practically the only symptom of a pig. In some cases, there may also be a sense of weakness, malaise. Treatment consists of isolation of the patient for a minimum of 9 days, bedding and diet. It is necessary to reduce the proportion of bakery products from wheat flour, macaroni, fatty products, and increase the number of dairy products, potatoes, rice, black bread. acquires persistent immunity to this disease.

If the patient shows symptoms such as noticeable salivary glands swelling, severe headaches, chills, and the temperature reaches 38-39 degrees, the pig proceeds in medium-severe form. To avoid complications, it is necessary to call a doctor and strictly adhere to his recommendations.

In case of severe disease, the high temperature (about 40 degrees) can hold for a long time. The patient has a noticeable decline of forces, the pulse increases while lowering blood pressure, sharply deteriorates appetite, up to complete refusal of food. Touching the area of the salivary glands causes severe pain, swelling can affect the neck area. Generally, hospitalization is required in such cases.

Severe complications affecting a number of organs (brain, heart, pancreas, reproductive organs and hearing organs) are fortunately very rare in the pig. However, do not neglect the help of specialists, especially if the child is ill.

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