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What are the early symptoms of measles?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
URI: Nonspecific signs and symptoms. Measles typically begins with a mild to moderate fever, often accompanied by a persistent cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis) and sore throat. This relatively mild illness may last two or three days.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
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Acute illness and rash. The rash consists of small red spots, some of which are slightly raised. Spots and bumps in tight clusters give the skin a splotchy red appearance. The face breaks out first, particularly behind the ears and along the hairline. Over the next few days, the rash spreads down the arms and trunk, then over the thighs, lower legs and feet. At the same time, fever rises sharply,
May 28, 2012
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Provided original answer
At the same time, fever rises sharply,often as high as 104 or 105 F (40 or 40.6 C). The measles rash gradually recedes, fading first from the face and last from the thighs and feet.
May 28, 2012

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