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what are the signs and symptoms of measles?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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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Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth

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Angry red bumpy rash: Measles is an angry red rash all over the body. Not only does the child have a rash but the child is sick and is miserable. He has a bad runny nose and very watery eyes and a bad cough. It is a very uncommon rash to see these day.
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