Mumps: 4 Serious Complications the Virus Can Lead To! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach
Mumps is a contagious virus. There is no treatment for it; only supportive care. If a child or adult has mumps, it should be treated with:
- bed rest
- medication for fever reduction
The infected person should be kept isolated. Mumps can lead to serious complications such as viral meningitis that causes inflammation of the membranes around the brain. It also can cause deafness in one or both ears, increase the chances of miscarriage if a woman is pregnant in her first trimester and can cause infertility in boys.