|Mumps is a viral disease caused by the Mumps virus which usually infects children. It affects chiefly the parotid glands
but occasionally it may affect the pancreas and the meninges of the brain and spinal cord. It may cause testicular
complications which may lead to sterility in future for that male but this complication is very
rare and occurs chiefly in post puberty cases. The allopathic treatment essentially is to give an MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
vaccine to avoid getting the mumps but the immunity does not last, which means that people who got vaccinated during childhood may still get the mumps. The MMR is a live vaccine which means that it may get re-activated at any time - in MMR vaccination leaflets, one of the possible side effects listed is orchitis, a testicular complication.
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The allopathic treatment essentially is to give an MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
vaccine to avoid getting the mumps but the immunity does not last, which means that people who got vaccinated during childhood may still get the mumps. The MMR is a live vaccine which means that it may get re-activated at any time - in MMR vaccination leaflets, one of the possible side effects listed is orchitis, a testicular complication. Later, when symptoms show-up, the conventional (allopathic) treatment is symptomatic - the fever and the
pain are treated with antipyretics and pain-killers.
Homeopathic nosodes like PAROTIDINUM in 15C or 24X potency can help.
The fever is rarely high in the beginning and there is a parotid gland swelling which is frequently one-sided and responds very quickly to one of three remedies:-
BELLADONNA if the child is thirsty - this is the remedy for
the oral stage, with the fear of dogs, clowns or masks. The fever is sudden and high and comes
on at 8am or 8 pm.
APIS if the child is thirstless and the child prefers solitude.
MECURIUS SOLUBILIS if the onset is gradual and less acute with bad breath and excessive salivation and sweating. This child is usually restless and loves to touch things.
These remedies can heal the disease in just a day or two - please consult a Homeopathic doctor and take the remedies.
For acute pancreatitis caused by mumps: if the child vomits and has stomachache and prefers to drink cold water frequently, the remedy is PHOSPHORUS.
Everything will be healed.
Encephalitis(infection of the brain) or meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain/spinal-cord) due to mumps:
If the child complains of headache, neck pain, vomits and is sensitive to light, it is
very often the beginning of meningitis which will not need any hospitalisation and will quickly
resolve itself under the action of one of two homeopathic remedies:
APIS if the child is thirstless or BRYONIA if the child has great thirst and avoids movement, especially due to pain.
Orchitis due to mumps:
For swollen and painful testicles, a great remedy is PULSATILLA where the patient is attached to the mother more than he should be - even Pulsatilla adults
call their mother daily and find it difficult to become independent. A homeopathic doctor will also go through "Kent's repertory", search for the rubric “swelling, testes, from mumps” where the following remedies are mentioned additionally: ABROTANUM, ARSENICUM ALBUM, CARBOLICUM ACIDUM, JABORANDI, MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS, NATRUM MURIATICUM, NUX VOMICA, PHOSPHORUS, RHUS TOXICODENDRON, STAPHYSAGRIA.
Mumps is a viral disease which can be managed easily with homeopathy and so, we do not
advise to get the MMR vaccination. If there is still a state
of low immunity with a persistent fatigue after the acute episode, a dose of CARBO VEGETABILIS will help.
However, one should always consult a qualified, licensed Homeopathic doctor who can differentiate between the remedies correctly and cure the mumps and its complications.