97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mumps 101

Aired 10/15/2018

Over the years, we have all heard of mumps a time or two. But what is it? This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what mumps is, the symptoms, and how you can help reduce the risk of getting it.

What is it?

Mumps is a disease caused by a contagious virus.

What are the Symptoms?

Usually known for puffy cheeks and swollen jaw mumps causes swollen salivary glands.
Other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • A headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Appetite

What to do if you have these symptoms?

Call your primary care provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

How can you reduce your risk?

The best way to reduce your families risk of getting mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (MMR shot).  Talk to your provider about the MMR shot for you and your family.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y-Country during the Matt Malone Morning Show.