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How do you get rid of mumps?

Page last updated 09 April 2020

There is no specific treatment for mumps. The best protection against the disease is vaccination. 

If you do have symptoms of mumps, contact your GP. They may be able to diagnose you on your symptoms alone, or can request a blood test for confirmation. You may treat your symptoms with bed rest, consistent intake of fluids, and paracetamol.

Sources & Citations

2. NSW Government. Mumps Fact Sheet. Available at: (accessed 13 March 2020).

3. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Mumps. Available at: (accessed 13 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0135(1) - Date of preparation April 2020