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 Integrative Medicine: Mumps  
 

If your child has the mumps, be alert for signs that a secondary infection may be developing. If symptoms seem to get worse, or if new symptoms develop, seek medical treatment.


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As much as possible, try to keep your child from contact with contagious children.

A vaccine that protects against mumps is available, usually given in the form of a combination vaccine that also protects against measles and rubella (the MMR vaccine). Doctors recommend that this vaccine, which is given by injection, be administered when a child is approximately fifteen months old, and that an additional dose be given later, when a child is either four to six years old (before entering school) or between eleven and thirteen years old (in middle school or junior high school). (See IMMUNIZATION-RELATED PROBLEMS.)

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From Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, N.D., L.Ac., Robert Rountree, MD, Rachel Walton, RN, ©1994. Published by Avery Publishing, New York. For personal use only; neither the digital nor printed copy may be copied or sold. Reproduced by permission.

(Excerpted from Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child ISBN: 1583331395)
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Janet Zand LAc, OMDJANET ZAND, O.M.D., L.Ac. is a nationally respected author, lecturer, practitioner and herbal products formulator whose work has helped thousands of people achieve better health....more
 
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