A 28-year-old female asked:
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my 7month old baby got symptoms of measles, she had fever last week for 3 days, gave some calpol and wiped her off. that seems to be fine but now she started this rash on her face and a cough. please advise which medication i could use.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Measles/simple virus: Many simple viral illnesses are followed by a rash when the fever subsides.It is not specific to measles. An exam & review of the pattern would be requires to sort this out. Regular measles is usually a hard illness on anyone at any age. If this passed quickly & resolved it is likely not. Some call a similar pattern "baby measles" but it is not related to that virus.
Answered on Jan 7, 2020

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