The emergence of swelling in the salivary gland. Doctors say that in most cases, tumefaction develops symmetrically on the left and right sides of the face. The first sign of mumps can be considered a fact when a person becomes painful to swallow and chew food.
After some time, the tumor can appear in front and below the ear. In areas where oedema develops, the skin becomes strained, which gives to the skin an expressive shiny shade. It should be noted that in a case with adults, parotitis can affect not only the salivary glands but also the reproductive glands.