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A 46-year-old member asked:

what should i do if i think i'm having a measles rash?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Call doctor: Dr raff's answer is spot on. But i would also call your doctor to discuss evaluation and what to do.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does a measles rash look like?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Google it: Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures. http://dermatology.about.com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/ here is one link.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pricky Heat: Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Measles rash?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Measles (rubeola): Measles starts as red spots on the face then spreads to neck, torso, arms and legs. The red spots can coalesce into large areas of red. Here is a helpful article about measles : https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/vaccine-preventable-diseases/Pages/Measles.aspx

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