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Disease Diagnosis.: There isn't enough information to venture a guess. Medical evaluation may help to clarify the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
Can you get measles or any other disease from a parcel that was delivered from a different country ? Basically can diseases live on packages and the items that come with it?
Usually not: Viruses usually need living hosts to survive. Measles virus is intracellular. The virus spreads by the respiratory route via aerosol droplets and respiratory secretions which can remain infectious for several hours. The infection is acquired through the upper respiratory tract or conjunctiva. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunizations.....: Have dramatically reduced the incidence of many childhood afflictions, some that were life-threatening or associated with significant morbidity. They are among the great success stories of modern medicine. Proof of this is represented by the difficulty young physicians have diagnosing illnesses that were once common. Notably, we are now seeing these illnesses develop in those with waning immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my son was vaccinated against MMR and still got the disease, will it be less dangerous ? Can it still be fatal ? Which age groups die from measles?
Modified measles...: Measles vaccine is VERY effective. "Modified measles"--measles in a vaccinated person--is much milder than the full disease; symptoms are less severe, much less likely to develop complications. Pneumonia, croup, & encephalitis are common causes of death from full measles; encephalitis is the most common cause of long-term problems. Complication/death rates are higher in those 20 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got red, raised itchy bumps only on my torso. Bug bite? Any idea what it could be? Ants? Spiders? Or a disease like measles? No pain though.
My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?
My 9 month baby missed his measels vaccine last week since he is recovering from hand foot mouth disease. When can I put him measels vaccine? Pls adv
Okay to wait: Most in the US give the first dose at 1 yr unless there is a significant outbreak in the area, then as early as 6 mo. As long as the baby is well into recovery (drinking well again and fever free) the vaccine could be given at your convenience. Often we wait a month after a bad case of HFM. ...Read more
Measles: Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny, and conjunctivitis. After 2-4 days, a characteristic erythematous maculopapular rash develops. Symptoms resolve in most cases. Fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Fortunately, the measles vaccine can prevent both. ...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 13 more doctor answers
Tender loving care: There is no cure for measles [virus is too smart for us]. Do things to make yourself feel better while you wait for your body to kick out the virus. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or muscle aches. No aspirin! call your doc [especially for babies]. Watch out for: ear pain, croup, diarrhea, severe cough/shortness of breath [pneumonia], lethargy/confusion [big deal brain infection]. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Measles: 4-day fever and the cough, head cold and conjunctivitis (red eyes) - along with anorexia, and rashes. The fever may reach 104 °f. Spots inside the mouth are there but may be transient. The rash starts behind the ears and spreads to the head and neck. Then covers most of the body. Often it itches. The rash appears 2-4 days after the fever and can last 8 days - it changes color from red to brown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. People who have been inadequately vaccinated according to this schedule and who have been exposed to the measles should be vaccinated within 72 hours to help prevent transmission. ...Read more
Confusing question: Wild measles is thought to provide lifetime immunity. The vaccine has been available in some form since 1963, but the early dosing schedule did not confer immunity to all. By the 1990's a second dose brought most into full immunity.If you had wild measles you are likely immune. Many viruses produce similar rashes and some labeled measles were likely something else. ...Read more