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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Mumps
Answer: If you have had a second case of mumps there is something amiss with your immune system. This should be looked into or the diagnosis of mumps reconsidered. Cipro will have no effect on mumps-it is either for another infection or is in error.
Answer: Have you been immunized against mumps? If not, you should be(assuming that you haven't had mumps then you will not contact them again). The parotid gland is there and can be inflamed from several processes-the most common now that mumps is gone is a blockage of the outlet duct leading to inflammation. You'll need to see a physician on this one to determine if it is the tooth or the gland.