Mumps and foodWatch
With the pleasantries out of the way, I did some research on foods, and it says that nothing hot or spicy can be eaten because they tickle the salvary glands that the mumps virus infects, so, i stayed away from KFC and the like.
However, even eating normal food has me giving up and clutching my face in pain after a few bites, it seems that any food stimulates the gland. This was the same for chicken soup, for Ben and Jerry's, for bread and everything inbetween. So, I havent really eaten a full meal since Monday, well, I havent eaten anything since monday.
I've looked on the tinternet, and the recovery lengh seems to vary from site to site, so I'm appealing to the oh so unfortunate people who have had this disease in their living memory, how long did it take for it to clear up for you. And was there any extraordinarily bland cusine that didnt tickle the salvary glands and cause huge pain?
my face was swollen for about 2.5 weeks but it took a really long time for the sensation to come back to my cheeks (which really worried me but my GP said it was normal...)
Hope you feel better soon!!!
I know its not the same as mumps but it may help!
Get well soon!
Like someone else said - from what I remember, everything hurts. I just ate a lot of soup because it was the least painful.
Hope you're not going crazy being house bound! I remember getting sick of sitting around all day looking like chipmunk. It's awful.
Any tips on what to eat?