Thursday, July 3, 2014

Treatment For The Mumps

Treatment For The Mumps

Mumps is an acute communicable viral disease with a painful enlargement of the salivary glands, frequently invading other tissues like the testes, pancreas and the meninges.

Water Treatments

1.Cold compress directly on the swollen salivary glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

2.Ice pack on the swollen glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Apply the ice pack over the glands, just below the ears.

3.Fever sponge bath for fever.

4.Cold compress on the forehead for headache and fever.

5.Complete bed rest, especially for male adults. Sterility is one of the complications of mumps in male adults.

Herbal Medications

1.Makahiya leaves ( english: Sensitive plant) ◦Crush leaves and make into paste. Apply directly on the swollen gland after the cold compress. Apply for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

2.Kantutay leaves ( english: Coronitas) ◦Pound or chop the leaves. Apply directly as poultice on the swollen glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

3.Kamias fruits ( english: Ginger lily) ◦Chop and mash fruits. Apply as poultice on the swollen glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

4.Gisol rhizomes ( Scientific name: Kaempferia galanga Linn) ◦Chop the rhizomes. Apply directly as poultice on the swollen glands for 30 minutes, 3 times a day.

5.Lagundi leaves for fever ( english: Five leaved Chaste tree) ◦Follow instructions for fever.