The earliest version of the phrase was 'mum is counsel', that is, 'you are advised to say nothing'. This test would allow a doctor to check whether an individual patient is immune to mumps, and allow researchers to measure the susceptibility of a local population to mumps in areas with low rates of. Occasionally acidic foods and beverages may cause an increase in the pain. The greatest mumps epidemic was in 1941 when approximately 250 cases were reported for every 100,000 people. Also in rare cases, the salivary glands can become blocked, develop tumors, or swell due to the use of certain drugs, such as iodine. The breasts may also be affected. The mumps infection can spread into the brain causing inflammation of the brain.
The mumps virus cannot survive for any length of time in open air, so it is unnecessary to take special precautions with the patient's clothing, bedding, dishes, or utensils. Since phytolacca can be toxic, it should only be used by patients under the care of a skilled practitioner. Although not as contagious as or , mumps was once quite common. It is most likely to affect children between 5 and 15 years of age, but it may occur at any age. About half of the men with mumps-induced orchitis suffer some atrophy of the testicles, but, because the condition is usually unilateral, sterility rarely results.
To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Often the first noticeable symptom of mumps is a swelling of one of the parotid glands. Men over the age of puberty who are still susceptible to mumps should avoid contact with the patient. For when it came to telling her mother of her dramatic ordeal, Jenny decided it was a case of mum's the word. Because mumps is still prevalent throughout the world, susceptible persons over age one who are traveling abroad would benefit from receiving the mumps vaccine. More recently, the tradition has evolved to almost always include the character of a quack doctor, who revives the hero usually Saint George after his death in a fight with the Turkish Knight boo, hiss.
See Iodine mumps, , Nutritional mumps. One attack usually gives immunity. In these cases, are necessary. Early versions of mumming involved a parade of characters entering houses to dance or play games in silence, that is, 'miming'. Orchitis may occur before the swelling of the parotid glands, but usually does not develop until about 7 to 10 days thereafter.
A homeopathic preparation of the mumps virus can also be used prophylactically or as a treatment for the disease. Since then, state-enforced school entry requirements have achieved student immunization rates of nearly 100% in kindergarten and first grade. Typically, mumps is characterized by a painful swelling of both cheek areas, although the person could have swelling on one side or no perceivable swelling at all. It may occur before the parotid glands swell or in the absence of other signs of mumps. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, headache, and back pain. But the best thing of all about all the hand-outs in this welfare state is that mum's the word, when it comes to explaining to taxpayers why you need their money. The 'mum' of 'mum's the word' is 'mmm' - the humming sound made with a closed mouth, indicating an unwillingness or inability to speak.
Mumps mumps Pediatrics Acute infection by a paramyxovirus, common in young children Clinical Fever, malaise, parotiditis Complications Aseptic meningoencephalitis, pancreatitis, orchitis. When mumps reaches epidemic proportions, diagnosis is relatively easy on the basis of the physical symptoms. As a result, pregnant women should not receive the mumps vaccine because of the possibility of damage to the fetus. Vaccination is possible, using attenuated virus. But she knew that it was going to be mum's the word and Faith would find out when she arrived in the principal's office Monday morning.
What we do know is that 'mumming', or 'miming' as it was sometimes called, derives from the word 'mum'. Ice packs are also helpful. Although they mummed for all they were worth, the players didn't use the phrase 'mum's the word'; that usage came later, in the 17th century. It may cause sterility in males. Initial symptoms include chills, , loss of appetite, and a lack of energy.
These signs are commonly followed by earache, parotid gland swelling, and a temperature of 101° F to 104° F 38. In the male, when the testes are affected, the infection is known as orchitis. Family members of immunocompromised people, however, should get vaccinated to reduce the risk of mumps. Complications are, however, more noticeable in adults who get the infection. Passive immunity from maternal antibodies usually prevents this disease in children younger than 1 year of age. Only about 1 in 100 with mumps encephalitis dies from the complication. An acute exanthematous disease, caused by measles virus and marked by fever and other constitutional disturbances, a catarrhal inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes, and a generalized maculopapular eruption of a dusky red color; the eruption occurs early on the buccal mucous membrane in the form of Koplik spots; incubation period is 10-12 days.