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What causes koplik spots?

What causes koplik spots?

Measles!: Koplik spots manifest 2-3 days before the measles rash itself. They are clustered white spots on the buccal mucosa opposite the lower 1st & 2nd molars & are pathognomonic for measles. Individuals of any age exposed to the child need to call their doctors. Also, notify the child's pediatrician & the County Health Department. See: www. Cdc. Gov/measles/ for potential complications. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Measles Rash (Definition)

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 : ...Read more


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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist. Take a look at this also:

http://www. Healthline. Com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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Red spots on forehead. Baby w/cough & runny nose on/off & pinkeye-like symptoms that went away in a day. Is this measles?! Scared. Active no fever

Red spots on forehead. Baby w/cough & runny nose on/off & pinkeye-like symptoms that went away in a day. Is this measles?! Scared. Active no fever

No: Measles in addition to cold symptoms, presents with a high fever. The rash is mainly over the face and trunk. It lasts several days. Conjunctivitis is 1 of the symptoms but has many other causes. Is your baby old enough to immunize? All the best. ...Read more

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My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

Measles has a set of: Symptoms. Preceding the rash, as do many other viral illnesses. All are contagious. The measles & german measles viruses are shed before the rash breaks out, when parents can't know to keep their kids at home. Please complete your sons immunizations to keep him safe. ...Read more

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What does a measles 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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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 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?

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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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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Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more

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S why do I get migraines only on one side of my head on that side I see black k spots on vision. And I can't see light or hear any thing. Cause it hur?

S why do I get migraines only on one side of my head on that side I see black k spots on vision. And I can't see light or hear any thing. Cause it hur?

Get evaluated: A unilateral headache pattern is not unusual. Please work with a headache doctor to rule out other issues. A neuromuscularly trained dentist could also be of assistance. Moist heat on the affected side also could help. ...Read more

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What typically causes the measles?

What typically causes the measles?

Measles virus: This has nothing to do with bacteria. It is a measles virus, a member of the paramyxoviridae family. Humans are the only known carrier/host. It can be contained by vaccinating all susceptible humans. It has many possible serious complications which include death in 1/1000 cases. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes fordcye spots on ur lips?

What causes fordcye spots on ur lips?

Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots are benign glands on the lips. They are not a problem and there really isn't anything you can do to get rid of them. Try not to worry about them. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on face?

What causes white spots on face?

Could be: Tinea versicolor or patchy loss of pigmentation ...Read more

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What causes yellowish spots on face?

What causes yellowish spots on face?

Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face. They are usually small and raised. Another possibility are xanthelasma which are just fatty deposits under the skin most commonly around the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on blue iris?

What causes brown spots on blue iris?

Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more

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What can cause purple spots on my face?

What can cause purple spots on my face?

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on nipples?

What could cause white spots on nipples?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause small red spots on the skin?

What can cause small red spots on the skin?

Possibly Petechial: These can be just small blood vessels that have ruptured on the surface or can be from blood thinners or aspirin. If concerned see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes white spots to form on toenails?

What causes white spots to form on toenails?

Think nail fungus: What you are describing sounds consistent with a nail fungus, or onychomycosis. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to talk about your treatment options. They may include medication, laser, or surgical options (if severe). ...Read more

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What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

Maybe you stepped: On something without realizing it. But melanoma, a deadly pigmented skin cancer, can occur on soles, too. You should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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