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How Do I Tell The Difference Between Thrush And A Symptom Of Measles
Measles=very sick: Patients with measles are very ill, with fever, lethargy and a rash which starts behind the ears and progresses down the body. There may be a few white dots inside the mouth. Thrush is a minor illness with white patches on the insides of the cheeks or on the tongue and lips, usually without fever or other signs of systemic illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
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
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 more
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 3 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
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
See below: German measles presents with impressive generalized rash lasting only 3 days, mild fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Measles, in contrast, presents with higher fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and generalized rash. Complications including pneumonia, otitis media, and diarrhea are common in children with measles. ...Read more
Non-specific: German measles (rubella) in adults and older children is usually a self limited illness characterized by "flu"-like symptoms (i.S. Fever, coughing, a rash) and is usually short-lived. It can present as stillbirth or with serious birth defects if acquired transplacentally during the first trimester. It msy sldo give a rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: It is controversial, because there is no absolute guarantee of immunity even with standard immunizations. But for german measles, some use pulsatilla and the rubella nosode. For red measles (roseola): aconitum napellus, arsenicum album, morbillinum, pulsatilla, and varicellinium. Personally, I don't do this -- and treat homeopathically from what the patient actually presents. ...Read more
German Measles: Three German physicians were involved with the description - confirmation / discovery of Rubella. Friedrich Hoffmann (1740), De Bergen (1752) & Orlow in 1758. This led to the name “German Measles”. Measles can present like the flu with a pink rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi can someone please tell me what is the treatment for a baby under 1 year if god forbid they caught measles? Thank you
Vit/herbs/homeopathy: When I was growing up in the early 1960's every child got measles & no one thought it was a big deal (really!). It is a self-limited viral infection & serious outcomes are rare. Western medicine has no treatment but vits a, c & zinc should help, as can herbs like echinacea, astragalus, garlic & olive leaf extract. Colloidal silver may help. I also highly advise trying homeopathy. See comments:. ...Read more
I thought I asked this question before but I don't see it in my profile. Can you still get mild measles symptoms if you had the vaccination years ago?
It is possible:
If you had only one dose of the measles vaccine & did not have an adequate immune response, you could still get measles.
If you have had 2 doses, it would be very unlikely.
If you are not sure, you can have you doctor check if you are immune by doing a blood test. ...Read more
Get through it: Measles is just a harsh viral illness for most who get it. I don't remember my case but it came after a "block party" which is how mom's made it predictable back then. If you received at least one shot you are less likely to have serious complications. Stay home, keep hydrated and let your physician know how you are progressing. ...Read more
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