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Is Quinine Used To Treat Measles
Clinical exam/tests: For those who trained in an era where measles was common, diagnosis by history and physical exam is possible, but many providers today have never seen a case in the US and clinical suspicion needs to be confirmed by blood tests.Treatment is supportive, through the high fevers and multi-system complications. The worst cases are hospitalized for fluids and immuno-therapy. ...Read more
Varies: There are some physicians who trained when there was enough measles to recognize it from clinical presentation. There are also available blood tests to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. Treatment is primarily supportive with rest, fluids,nutrition etc while they self heal. Additional measures focus on complications as they arise,like treating secondary pneumonia. ...Read more
I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream . Is this normal?
Maybe: The way that drug works is by inhibiting the cells that create pigment from making melanin. This might take different amounts of time in different people. It can cause a lot of skin irritation and if that does occur you should probably stop using till that irritation calms down. It might appear as a darkening with increased dryness and irritation. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Measles is caused by a virus. There is no specific medication for measles. Most children with measles are miserable. Fever & pain control with Acetaminophen are typical. Dehydration is a common complication which needs to be treated. Measles is highly contagious you will want to keep your sick child away from others. Prevention with vaccine is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines. ...Read more
Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will have complications;ear & lung infection that require rx, a few may develop life threatening encephalitis (more in <5yo).The world health organization recomends vitamin a supplements to help reduce mortality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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