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Mumps symptoms after MMR - how severe and how long?

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deaconblue Wed 04-Jul-07 14:54:55

Ds had his mmr three weeks ago and we were warned he might get symptoms, but one side of his face is really swollen and hard and seems so sore. Has anyone else's lo had this and how long did it last? Have given calpol and lots of water, anything else I can do?

deaconblue Wed 04-Jul-07 15:10:54

bump? Someone must have had this, or is he actually ill?

Tinkerbel5 Wed 04-Jul-07 16:46:22

does sound like a sympton, but ring nhs direct to be sure as that doesnt sound too good 0845 46 47.

MorocconOil Wed 04-Jul-07 16:50:25

I remember my DS having a reaction about 3 weeks later. I think there was some swelling in the neck and he had cold-like symptoms. I don't think his face was affected though. Ring NHS direct or go to a walk-in centre.

Hope he's ok.

deaconblue Wed 04-Jul-07 17:01:03

Thanks ladies, will keep an eye on him and go to doctors in the morning if no better. Poor little fella looks bonkers

deaconblue Thu 05-Jul-07 17:59:37

Quick update. WEnt to doctor and she called another doctor neither of whom cold work out what was wrong. Apparently swelling in wrong place for mumps symptoms. Been sent to paed clinic at hospital today, doctor thinks he has an infection in his lymph nodes so we have strong anti=biotics and an appointment for next week. Feeling very worried still, poor boy

Tinkerbel5 Thu 05-Jul-07 20:20:10

hope your little boy is going to be ok, bless him

shhhh Thu 05-Jul-07 20:26:50

sorry to hear about your ds sbue..... Hope he is better soon x

deaconblue Fri 06-Jul-07 20:28:49

Thanks, me too. His face does seem to have gone down a little today so hopefully the anti-biotics are kicking in. Have been worrying myself sick about the possibilities if it isn't an infection. Fingers crossed he'll be back to normal soon

MorocconOil Fri 06-Jul-07 23:45:25

Hope your DS gets better soon

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