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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more