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measles vs shingles

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Both are caused by a virus, but not the same virus.
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Infectious Diseases: Nope. Not in any way. Measles is a life threatening infection that is caused by rubeola. Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivatio ... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Measles: These are two very different conditions. There is no epidemic of measles among the elderly in america. And, given your age you are more than likely to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Different rashes: They have a different package of symptoms. The simplest answer is that the rashes are not the same.Shingles generally is found in a more localized pat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited wit ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tender loving care: There is no cure for measles [virus is too smart for us]. Do things to make yourself feel better while you wait for your body to kick out the virus. T ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. P ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Respiratory route: Measles is thought to spread via the respiratory route -- so inhalation of respiratory droplets from an infected person can lead to infection. It is a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
51 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Fever, cough, rash: Measles is a viral illness that includes symptoms of fever, rash, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Measles virus: This has nothing to do with bacteria. It is a measles virus, a member of the paramyxoviridae family.Humans are the only known carrier/host. It can be ... Read More

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