If the disease occurs after puberty, the testicles may be affected. The ovary may be infected in females. In males, the gonads are usually swollen. If the disease spreads to the testicles, the swelling and pain are very considerable, there is a high fever, and the patient may become depressed and even a little confused.
lead to meningitis
(inflammation of the soft membranes of the brain)
of the brain) with delirium, severe headache and
other signs of
of the meninges, or it may spread to the pancreas
when the symptoms
pain in the abdomen and loss of appetite.
When the child can swallow food comfortably and the swelling has subsided, an all-fruit diet should be adopted for a day or two. Thereafter, they may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of natural foods, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
leaves of the
tree are another effective home remedy for this
disease. The leaves
be smeared with ghee and warmed over a fire. They
should then be
over the inflamed part, with beneficial results.
The seeds of asparagus (halon) are valuable in mumps. These seeds combined with the seeds of fenugreek (methi) should be ground together to a consistency of a paste. This paste can be applied beneficially over the swelling.
The dry ginger (adrak) is considered beneficial in the treatment of mumps. It should be made into a paste and applied over the swollen parts. As the paste dries, the swelling will be reduced and the pain will also subside.
The leaves of margosa (neem) are also useful in the treatment of mumps. The leaves of this tree and turmeric (haldi) should be made into a paste and applied externally over the affected parts.
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