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My little guys has the mumps. He is miserable his neck is huge but only on one side and he isn't eating complaining of pain as best as a 22 month old can and has been having a super high fever. Anyone ever dealt with Mumps that can give me some suggestions on easing the symptoms? I feel terrible for him.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I would give plenty of fluids, maybe give an ice pack wrapped in a towel to put on his neck. Give him some ice chips to suck on if he doesnt want to drink anything.<br><br>
Some moms here would suggest SA to bowel tolerance, but that will be hard if he is not eating anything or wanting to drink much.<br><br>
If I did medicate it would be advil, however I wouldnt unless he was really uncomfortable or had a hard time sleeping. The fever alone would not be a reason to medicate IMO.<br><br>
My DD will drink warm soup broth during times she wont eat food. Maybe give him something like that.<br><br>
Avoid acidic drinks as it stimulates the salivary glands which can be painful.
 

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Thank you for your suggestions I haven't been medicating him just lots of love and thankfully he is still drinking fluids he doesn't want anything warm as of yet but I will try the soup. Thank you
 

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Thank you I have Belladonna I will pick up so Parotidinum and give that a try
 

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Just make sure the symptoms fit. Phytolacca and pulsatilla are also others that are often useful with parotitis. And you won't find parotidinum in the store, you'll need a practitioner.<br><br>
Best of luck!
 
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