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Measles Contagious Period
Im on Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control and I toke the 4th inactive pull this morning, my period is late. I am not sexually active. I have measles could this delay?
YES: Any illness can delay your cycle. Measels should be reported to the CDC - have your doctor report this illness ASAP. ...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
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
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.
1-2 days before: Onset of swelling glands to 5 days after... ...Read more
Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more
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