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How long does the cough last With measles?

How long does the cough last With measles?

Measles and cough: Cough, runny nose, fever, inflamed eyes and sore throat usually precede the onset of the rash. Cough and other symptoms generally lasts for 2 to 3 days although can continue with rash. A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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How can a differentiate a cold (cough, runny nose) and pinkeye in a 6mo from early measles symptoms? Baby doesn't have pinkeye anymore. I'm scared.

How can a differentiate a cold (cough, runny nose) and pinkeye in a 6mo from early measles symptoms? Baby doesn't have pinkeye anymore. I'm scared.

Measles: Yes measles is spreading but the cold/conjunctivitis is way more common than measles and likely just that. Be on the lookout for fever or new rashes. The pediatrician might or might not be able to see Kopliks spots in the inside of the mouth if possible measles. ...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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How long does measles itch last?

How long does measles itch last?

5 to 7 days: Measles rash does not itch,but when the the rash is clearing it causes peeling of the skin like you see after sunburn and that may cause itching and it may take few days,Which varies in person to person but it does not take more than 5 to7 days ...Read more

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How long does fever last with measles?

How long does fever last with measles?

Variable: Since there is no specific treatment for measles, the treatment consists of anti-pyretics, such as acetaminophen, which work to calm down a fever. ...Read more

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For How long does the Measles 's after vaccine fever last?My daughter had measles vaccine on 1 sept, she is having fever till then.Fever is above 100.

For How long does the Measles 's after vaccine fever last?My daughter had measles vaccine on 1 sept, she is having fever till then.Fever is above 100.

Measles vaccine: The measles part of the vaccine often doesn't cause side effects prior to 7-10 days after the vaccine, and this is usually fever and a rash. If this fever is atypical, she should see her MD to see if there is another cause. ...Read more

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If my child has the measles, how long is she infectious?

Yes: A child with measles is generally contagious from 3 - 5 days before the rash to 4 days after the rash appears. ...Read more

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How long does measles take to clear up?

A fortnight : Measles (and other childhood exanthams) usually clear in 2-4 weeks, after they are fully expressed. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and long-term effects of measles (rubella)?

What are the dangers and long-term effects of measles (rubella)?

Depends: It is a rather minor illness in most.Three days of fever and a rash.If you have it for the first time as an adult while pregnant, the fetus may become deaf, blind or develop life threatening complications. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to give my child the second shot of seperate measles, mumps, & rubella?

How long do I wait to give my child the second shot of seperate measles, mumps, & rubella?

Until 4-5 yrs old: If your chilod had a MMR shot at age 12-15 months, then the next due will be at 4-5 years before he enters kindergarten. If he did not have yet, then i would give one right away, and the second one would be at 4-5 years. ...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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My mother has measles now and is under medication.I have had an episode of measles last year. am I prone to getting it again because my proximity?

My mother has measles now and  is under medication.I have had  an episode  of measles last year. am I prone  to  getting it again because my proximity?

Measles: Once you have either red or German measles you should be immune. This can be determined by a blood test. If you and your Mom have the same type of measles you should be immune. That vaccine contains other components that you should be vaccinated for. All the best. ...Read more

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I had a check up last saturday, and the doctor said I have a measles and he recommended me to take orpic(ciprofloxacin) ? What do you think?

Doesn't Sound Right: Measles is a viral infection, which would not be treated with an antibiotic (unless the lesions had a secondary infection). Talk to your doctor again. You may have misunderstood what he was telling you. If he insists that it is measles, get a second opinion. Measles can be dangerous, particularly to pregnant women. To be safe, avoid pregnant women until you are sure of what you have. ...Read more

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I had some measles last November and since then I my right foot hurts when walking?

I had some measles last November and since then I my right foot hurts when walking?

Not related : need to see foot doctor to assess your foot and biomechanics. It's for sure not related to measle ...Read more

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Im 49 yo fml (fluorometholone) @12mths of age i had a servere case of german measles they have had life long effects is there any information on this i can't find any?

German measles: There are a number of electronically linked references in the article on german measles at wikipedia.Com that may have useful information for you. ...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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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