what kind of rashes are in german measles?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Rubella: Reddish rash starting on the face and spreading to the rest of the trunk and arms.
Disappears in 2-3 days, may have minimal pealing of skin during/after rash subsides. Milder than measles.
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Two: A diffuse macularpapular discrete rash covering the trunk and spreading centripetally to extremities, usually lasting 3-5 days. There is a second rash that occurs 20% of the time inside the oral cavity called an enanthem. This is forchheimer sign. Also, lymph nodes are swollen behind ears.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Agree with Drs.: Vaccine phobia, the result of false science & bad press, has allowed resurgence of vaccine-preventable illnesses. Young doctors have never seen these rashes nor recognized the prodrome (symptoms before rash) of measles, nor seen measles encephalitis. Protectect your baby, who will, without question, be in a group with unimmunized or inadequately immunized children.
Last updated Dec 23, 2017
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