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MMR - last Monday now got mumps

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MrsMarigold Mon 10-Nov-14 08:12:05

My DS had the preschool booster and has developed mumps I see on the NHS website that this can happen and last for a day or two. Anyone else had this and how do you make a three year old take it easy?

ProbablyMe Mon 10-Nov-14 08:17:11

Small children tend to be self limiting in my experience so don't worry too much about making him lie on the sofa or anything like that.

I had it as a child (twice!) and at that time the advice was that you needed to stay off school for two weeks which was not a lot of fun as I didn't actually feel too bad after the first couple of days.

frankiebuns Thu 20-Nov-14 15:14:02

My daughter had mumps after mmr lasted a few days

MiaowTheCat Thu 20-Nov-14 18:11:10

DD2 had a very measlesy type reaction after her MMR... was fine in a couple of days.

Poycastle Sat 22-Nov-14 10:30:45

I had mumps as a child, no lasting effects but was quite poorly for a week or so. I was around 9 but recall not wanting to do much but sleep. Hope your DS feels better soon. x

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