When to seek medical advice
If you suspect mumps, it's important to call your GP.
While the infection isn't usually serious, mumps has similar symptoms to other, more serious infections, such as glandular fever and tonsillitis. It's always best to visit your GP so they can confirm (or rule out) a diagnosis of mumps.
It's also important to let your GP know in advance if you're coming to the surgery so they can take any necessary precautions to avoid the spread of infection.