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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Measles Rash (Definition)

Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. The rash of measles * Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick * May last 4 - 7 days * Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body * Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later ...Read more


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What causes koplik spots?

What causes koplik spots?

Measles! : Koplik spots manifest 2-3 days before the measles rash itself. They are clustered white spots on the buccal mucosa opposite the lower 1st & 2nd molars & are pathognomonic for measles. Individuals of any age exposed to the child need to call their doctors. Also, notify the child's pediatrician & the County Health Department. See: www.cdc.gov/measles/ for potential complications. ...Read more

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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white  under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: http://www.healthline.com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...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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My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

Measles has a set of: Symptoms. Preceding the rash, as do many other viral illnesses. All are contagious. The measles & german measles viruses are shed before the rash breaks out, when parents can't know to keep their kids at home. Please complete your sons immunizations to keep him safe. ...Read more

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What does a measles rash look like?

Google it: Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures. http://dermatology.about.com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/ here is one link. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more

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What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

Pricky Heat: Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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