What is Mumps?
Mumps is a viral infection that affects the parotid gland caused by the mumps virus. The parotid gland is a saliva producing (salivary) gland which is situated below and in front of the ears. When a person gets infected by the mumps virus, it affects the parotid glands in which either one or both the parotid glands may get swollen. Homeopathic medicine for mumps is very useful in viral infections like mumps. In Hindi or Urdu, we call it Kan Pairay.
Symptoms of Mumps
Some patients infected with mumps virus do not show any symptoms and at times, mild ones.
- Swollen, painful salivary glands
- Fever. The patient complains of not feeling well and develop a fever.
- Muscle aches
- Weakness and fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Pain while swallowing, eating and chewing
Causes of Mumps
The Mumps virus causes this condition. It is also a contagious disease that can spread instantly from the infected person to others, for example, infected saliva. In addition, contact like inhaling respiratory droplets infected with the mumps virus and through saliva can also infect you.
- Can cause orchitis (inflammation of the testes) or leads to infertility in male
- Inflammation in the ovaries and breasts (mastitis)
- Inflammation of the brain
- Hearing loss
- If you are pregnant it can also lead to miscarriage
Homeopathic Treatment for Mumps
Homeopathic mode of treatment boosts the disease-fighting mechanism of the body and encourages it to fight the mumps infection. Effective homeopathic remedies for mumps are Belladonna, Merc Sol, Pulsatilla, Apis Mellifica, Chamomilla and Lachesis. Homeopathic medicine Trifolium Repens is used as prevention for mumps.
Homeopathic Medicines for Mumps
Belladonna – To Manage Mumps When Accompanied by Fever
Belladonna is the best medicine for mumps when associated with fever. In these cases, the patient experiences the swelling of the parotid glands and marked pain. Generally, the pain is stitching or shooting in nature. At times, the pain from parotid gland extends to the throat. The face of the patient appears red and flushed with heat and the temperature of the body also rises. Dryness of the throat and throbbing headache are other symptoms.
Merc Sol – To Manage Mumps When the Parotid Gland on the Right is Inflamed
Homeopathic medicine Merc Sol is highly effective for mumps. It is prescribed for mumps when the parotid gland on the right side is inflamed. Symptoms are inflamed, highly painful and swollen parotid gland. There can also be swelling and a rise in the temperature on the right side of the face of the patient. The pain in the parotid gland becomes worse on swallowing. The patient can also suffer from shooting pain in the right ear with these symptoms. Offensive odor from the mouth and an increase in saliva are other symptoms.
Lachesis – To Manage Mumps When the Parotid Gland on the left is Inflamed
Lachesis is another very useful homeopathic medicine for mumps. It acts well in treating the left sided parotid gland inflammation in mumps. In such cases, the left side of the face is highly sensitive to touch that makes the pain worse. The area around the left cheek and ear is red and hot to touch. The pain becomes worse on swallowing, especially warm liquids. Lachesis is one of the best listed homeopathic remedies for Septic Parotiditis.
Chamomilla, Apis Mellifica and Pulsatilla – Some Other Useful Homeopathic Remedies for Mumps
Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, and Apis Mellifica are other useful homeopathic remedies for mumps. Homeopathic remedy Chamomilla is prescribed for inflammatory swelling of the parotid gland when associated with intense unbearable pain, restlessness and irritability. Apis Mellifica is beneficial in cases where metastasis of mumps infection to the brain appears. Another homeopathic medicine for mumps is Pulsatilla. It is prescribed when metastasis of mumps infection to ovaries, mammae or testes has occurred.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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I had accomplished D. H. M. S in 2008, I have been into practice (in Rawalpindi & Islamabad) for more or less 14 years. During my practice, I have been treating acute as well as chronic disorders. I had also completed MHS (Masters of Human Sexuality) in 2014 from SAIHS. Covid-19, Dengue fever, Genetic Disorders, Auto-immune Diseases, Sexual dysfunctions and disorders in males as well as females attract my attention, therefore, I love to solve these cases.
Apart from Homeopathy, I am M.A in English Literature from Punjab University. I have been teaching English at Post Graduate National College Rawalpindi for 7 years. So I am holding two noble professions. I have written more than 7000 articles on different subjects. To be more specific I have authored different websites as well.