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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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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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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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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My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles  he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

Fever and Babies: This is not measles. But, it is life threatening and an emergency. And child under 2 years of age with a fever should be seen urgently by their physician. ...Read more

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Why do you get a fever after the vaccination of the german measles?

Why do you get a fever  after the vaccination of the german measles?

Sub clinical infecti: Immunization with a live attenuated virus vaccine can cause sub clinical infection. Can also have a local reaction with mild fever. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

Can anyone please tell me if I should give my child measles vaccine during a fever?

How high?: Low grade fever is not a reason to delay MMR but significant fever is a reason to delay the vaccination. ...Read more

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I think I was around a colleague in office today who might have measles. He has a rash and fever. What are the chances that I could get it too.

I think I was around a colleague in office today who might have measles. He has a rash and fever. What are the chances that I could get it too.

If he truly has ...: ...the measles, the chances you will get it are very high if you have not been vaccinated. It is VERY contagious. But even though we have heard a lot about measles lately, at least here in the US, most people around the world have been vaccinated. Many other, usually viral, diseases cause a rash and fever. Wash your hands, practice sensible hygiene, and find out what he had if you can! Stay well! ...Read more

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5yr son exposed to measles virus & have only received 1 doze of MMR while he was 15 month old & not 2nd doze which was due & now has fever 101°F?

5yr son exposed to measles virus & have only received 1 doze of MMR while he was 15 month old & not 2nd doze which was due & now has fever 101°F?

Would not delay...: ...in getting him examined and tested so appropriate treatment can begin, and exposure risks within the family can be minimized. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more