MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
The MMR vaccine is used to treat three main viral infections: measles, mumps, and rubella. It is recommended by the CDC to be administered twice in young children: the first dose at 12-15 months of age, and the second dose between 4-6 years of age.
A booster vaccine may also be recommended for adults who have been exposed to cases of these viruses, or who may be at greater risk like those who travel internationally, are students in college, or work in healthcare settings.
The expert staff at Physicians Immediate Care can administer MMR immunizations to both children and adults. We can also help diagnose symptoms and provide a treatment plan for those who have contracted one of these viruses.
Symptoms of Mumps
The most common symptoms of mumps include:
- Muscle aches
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen and tender salivary glands (under the ears on one or both sides)
Treatment for Mumps
Since Mumps is caused by a virus and not a bacteria, antibiotics are not an effective treatment. In general, your bodies natural defense system should fight off the symptoms of Mumps in about two weeks, and a treatment plan typically consists of managing symptoms to reduce discomfort and prevent spreading the infection to others.