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How Do I Tell The Difference Between Thrush And A Symptom Of Measles
No comparison: Thrush is a yeast infection in the baby's mouth and shows up as white, cheesy like material on the tongue, gums and sides of the mouth that doesn't scrape off like milk remnants. Measles is a rash all over the body and koplik spots are red spot on the inside of the cheeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different rashes: They have a different package of symptoms. The simplest answer is that the rashes are not the same.Shingles generally is found in a more localized patch on the body with red bumps with blisters appearing. Rubella rash has an appearance more like prickly heat.Shingles rash may itch , burn or be painful. Rubella rash does not.Rubella may have fever and respiratory symptoms. ...Read more
Separate germs: Rubella, or german measles is a rather mild rash producing illness in kids and adults that does its most damage to a fetus.If mom gets it during pregnancy, it can miscarry, become deaf, mute and or blind and suffer major organ damage. The measles (rubeola) is a harsh longer illness that can result in severe complications including death at any age. ...Read more
Severity: Measles is rubeola and is caused by a paromyxovirus of the genus morbillivirus. Rubella is caused by rubella virus. Rubeola is generally more severe than rubella which can actually pass unnoticed. Rubeola has 3 days fever, conjunctivitis runny nose before rash develops and rubella is commonly done in 3 days. (3 day measles). http://www.emedicinehealth.com/measles/article_em.htm has more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different viruses: Rubeola or "red measles" is caused by the rubeola virus, and usually lasts about 14 days. Although most people recover without problems, rubeola can lead to pneumonia or encephalitis. Rubella or "german measles" is caused by the rubella virus and lasts about 3 days. While usually milder than red measles, it can cause significant birth defects if a pregnant woman gives it to her unborn child. ...Read more
Measles Vs Varicella: Both conditions are caused by viruses. Chicken Pox is caused by The Varicella- Zoster Virus whereas Measles is caused by The Measles Virus. Varicella has a very characteristic skin rash where one sees papules (bumps), pustules, vesicles (blisters) and crusting ALL AT THE SAME TIME. A typical case of Measles starts with a low grade fever, runny nose, red eyes and cough. Rash is seen 3-5 days later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rash is fever free: A common everyday rash is not accompanied by fever, whereas german measle rash and fever appear simultaneously. ...Read more
My son has what looks like measels.It started on face then knee, now it's pretty much everywhere.He also has what looks like thrush in mouth.Any idea
Suspicious rash : I think given how concerned you are that you should get your son into see his family physician or pediatrician soon. He sounds like he is very ill. ...Read more
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