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What are the symptoms of measles?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Fever, cough, rash: Measles is a viral illness that includes symptoms of fever, rash, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
Dr. Julia Lee
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fever, rash and more: Most commonly the measles virus causes fever, runny nose, cough, "pink eye'" and a raised, red rash all over the body. Koplik spots may be seen, a very specific rash found inside the mouth. In addition, serious respiratory and neurologic complications may occur. Children should get one dose of measles vaccine at 12-15 months of age and a booster at 4-6 years of age to be fully protected.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fever, rash, cough: Measles is a severe illness. Affected people act quite ill, with high fevers, a rash, and often a very severe cough. The eyes may also be bright red.

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What are the later symptoms of measles?

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Measles: During the illness, encephalitis and pneumonia. Years later, a rare illness known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Fever/Cough/cough/ru: The signs and symptoms of Measles It starts with high fever,runnu nose and cough and red watery eyes Two or three days later tiny white spots called Koplik Spots appear inside the mouth 3TO5 5 days after the symptoms start Rash begins like red spots on face and spreads to trunk,neck arms and legs and fever may get higher to 104 degree farenheight
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What to do for measles?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or muscle aches. No aspirin! call your doc [especially for babies]. Watch out for: ear pain, croup, diarrhea, severe cough/shortness of breath [pneumonia], lethargy/confusion [big deal brain infection].

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