As of 2015, there are no effective, specific treatments for mumps, according to Mayo Clinic. However, getting a sufficient amount of rest and drinking plenty of fluids can help speed recovery.
Additionally, people who have mumps can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or aspirin, to help with the pain and headaches associated with mumps, states Mayo Clinic. Applying a cold compress to the areas of the body that are sore or swollen may also alleviate discomfort. Wearing an athletic supporter can help with pain around the testicles. Finally, people should also avoid foods that require a lot of chewing and foods that stimulate saliva productions, such as citrus fruits and juices.