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Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could i have?

Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could i have?

See your doc: If you had has normal measles (rubeola) as a kid, you should be immune. You may have german measles (rubella). I wouldn't expect so if you were vaccinated as a child. Alternatively, if you are blistering on anything with a mucous membrane lips, cheeks, throat, eyes--you could be having a bad allergic reaction called stevens johnson syndrome. That's pretty serious and requires urgent attention. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100. Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100. Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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9 year son has a rash over body stomach back and face runny nose dry cough head scratchy throat worried it chicken pox/measles?

9 year son has a rash over body stomach back and face runny nose dry cough head scratchy throat worried it chicken pox/measles?

Might be strep: A combination of a sore throat and a rash may indicate a strep infection. Have him seen by your doctor to visualize the rash and his throat. It is important to diagnose measles or chickenpox to prevent spread. All the best. ...Read more

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How do you know it a child has measles or an allergic reaction. He has never had allergys in his life but has had a growing rash all over his upper bo?

How do you know it a child has measles or an allergic reaction. He has never had allergys in his life but has had a growing rash all over his upper bo?

See doctor: If the child does not have fever, it is not likely to be measles. Did you not get the child vaccinated for usual childhood disorders? You should discuss it with the pediatrician and keep the child up to date with vaccinations, the popular press chatter against vaccinations notwithstanding. ...Read more

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Baby 11months has rashes on her body. She has temperature. Could it be measles. How long. What precaution?

Baby 11months has rashes on her body. She has temperature. Could it be measles. How long. What precaution?

Many posibilities: When a child under one year of age has a rash and temperature, they need to be examined.

Please call you DR and make arrangements to have your child seen ...Read more

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10month son red bumpy skin rash on tummy showed up not long after immunization shots. Could that be the reason?

10month son red bumpy skin rash on tummy showed up not long after immunization shots. Could that be the reason?

Red bumpy rash: It would help to know how soon after the shots were given did the rash appear? If it were due to the shots I would have expected ai more generalized rash, rather than one limited to the tummy. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

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 ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting Measles from visiting 18 month old over weekend, his rash came out Monday, can’t remember if I had as a child?

What are the chances of me getting Measles from visiting 18 month old over weekend, his rash came out Monday, can’t remember if I had as a child?

High chance: You will catch it if you are not immune and he really has measles. It is unacceptable not to be immune to measles, for the sake of your neighbors. Get with your physician and ask about secondary protection. ...Read more

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Could my child have measles if he broke out in a rash after getting the MMR vaccine?

Could my child have measles if he broke out in a rash after getting the MMR vaccine?

NO: The rash is a "normal" reaction occurring in maybe 1-2% of the vaccination given. It is not the disease. ...Read more

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Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

See doctor: Several viruses can cause fever with skin rash, and any child with fever and rash should be seen by a doctor, preferably the child's pediatrician. Mostly these are mild but sometimes serious. Better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin irritation/rash around her face when she eats certain food not sure what it is ava age 3, healthy no known allergies so far immunizations up to date? Thinking it might be red dye #40?

Rash: This could simply be a basic irritant dermatitis due to little ones getting as much food on their face as they get in their mouth. And the food can irritate the skin. Also, kids will lick around the mouth, causing irritation. See the pediatrician for evaluation or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of rashes are in german measles?

What kind of rashes are in german measles?

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. ...Read more

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My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?

My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that?  Is that contagious?

Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If a google image search of chicken pox does not show you an almost exact similarity, then this could be very serious. Call his doctor right now or go to the ER. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too.help fast?

My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too.help fast?

Measles vaccine: It is relatively common after receiving measles vaccine to have fever that will last 3-5 days. The area where the measles vaccine is given is painful. Take pain medication like Ibuprofen may help to alleviate some or most of the pain. The stomach upset could related to the pain. If it persists, check with your physician to make sure. ...Read more

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What does a measle rash look like?

Google it: Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures.

http://dermatology.about.com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/
here is one link. ...Read more

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I have a rash of dots all over my body not itchy my friend has a contagious rash no answer as to what it is do u think it's measles I have 2 lumps?

See Dr.: Diagnosing rashes over the computer is next to impossible. I would see a dr. To get a proper exam and diagnosis/treatment. Measles is unlikely at 37, assuming you were immunized appropriately. ...Read more

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The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

Yes.: German measles, or rubella, has become rare in the United States because of the availability of a very effective vaccine. Since it became available in the late 1960s, no major outbreaks have occurred here. That is not true in other parts of the world, however. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I'm having a measles rash?

What should I do if I think I'm having a measles rash?

Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Measles rash?

What is the definition or description of: Measles rash?

Measles (rubeola): Measles starts as red spots on the face then spreads to neck, torso, arms and legs. The red spots can coalesce into large areas of red.

Here is a helpful article about measles :
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/vaccine-preventable-diseases/Pages/Measles.aspx ...Read more

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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

Pricky Heat: Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a common rash and german measles? How would I know if I have one?

Rash is fever free: A common everyday rash is not accompanied by fever, whereas german measle rash and fever appear simultaneously. ...Read more

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I think I was around a colleague in office today who might have measles. He has a rash and fever. What are the chances that I could get it too.

If he truly has ...: If he truly has the measles, the chances you will get it are very high if you have not been vaccinated. It is VERY contagious. But even though we have heard a lot about measles lately, at least here in the US, most people around the world have been vaccinated. Many other, usually viral, diseases cause a rash and fever. Wash your hands, practice sensible hygiene, and find out what he had if you can! Stay well! ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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7 f rash on body with fever102.5 goes up and to 99. Since Monday. Tested for measles neg. Do I let it work it way out. Been two 4 drs already?

7 f rash on body with fever102.5 goes up and to 99. Since Monday. Tested for measles neg. Do I let it work it way out. Been two 4 drs already?

Very challenging...: Rash + Fever in adult patients can be due to any number of things and it is essential to know where the rash initially appeared on the body and how it looks. Causes could include bacteria, viruses, medications, auto-immune disease, and the list goes on. Evaluation should include thorough history and physical and sometimes lab testing. For a good review: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p804.html ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more