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Is Measles Still Contagious After 10 Days
No: The clinical course of measles has 3 stages a. Incubation period at least eight days while asymptomatic b. Prodrome stage; symptomatic and c. Skin rashes; 5 days after the onset of symptoms an individual with measles can spread the disease to others for about 8 days; starting 4 days before the symptoms appears and ending when the rash has been present for 4 days. ...Read more
Extremely: Measles is transmitted via the respiratory route and an infected person can infect others up to 7 days prior to showing symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. It is important to protect yourself against this infection with the the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?
Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If an google image search of chicken pox does not show you an almost exact similarity, then this could be very serious. Call his doctor right now or go to the ER. Best of luck! ...Read more
What is viral exanthematous fever ? My kid got this but doc told this is not measles a or chickenpox and lesions are not contagious. Please clarify.
A friend has had a rash under her arm for 8 days, the doctor has said it's measles but it's still itchy and is now weeping clear fluid, is this normal?
Not measles: Measles is a systemic rash -it wouldn't be localized just under one arm. If it's itchy I wonder if it might be 'contact dermatitis' -an allergy to something? say a cream, lotion, deodorant? The fact that it's weeping clear fluid means the tissue (skin) is damaged from the rash. Not sure if there's any fever but u may want to apply antibiotic ointment -like bacitracin. I recc going back to the doc ...Read more
Yes: The percentage of full protection after a single dose runs about 85 % while a 2 dose series brings most up to over 95%. Imported cases from other countries represent our main risk of exposure, with an increasing problem of secondary cases in the unimmunized or partially immunized. ...Read more
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