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How do you diagnose and treat measles?

How do you diagnose and 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

Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand
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Quinine (Definition)

Was originally derived from the bark of a certain tree. It is used some times in the treatment of certain kinds of malaria. It used to be used for leg cramps but potential side effects outweighed benefit. A small amount is found in tonic water but not enough to ...Read more


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How can you diagnose and treat measles?

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

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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?

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

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How is measles treated?

How is measles treated?

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 more

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What are measles? Why was it a threat to children in the 1950's?

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

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Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get vaccinated. ...Read more

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How do you cure measles?

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 more

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How do you contract measles?

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 more

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What complications come with measles?

Many different: Complications of measles infection may include: •bronchitisencephalitis (about 1 out of 1, 000 measles cases) •ear infection (otitis media) •pneumonia and of course death is also possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Quinamm (Definition)

Quinamm is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind ...Read more