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Don't infect others: Stay isolated from other individuals who may be susceptible. Most persons in the U.S. Have been immunized. Unfortunately because of religious beliefs, some pseudoscience suggesting autism results from vaccines, etc. There are increasing numbers of susceptible persons. For yourself, treat yourself symptomatically and avoid overdoing things. Rest and recover. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
A girl of ten years was vaccinated for measles at birth. She had measles infection at four years. Should she be vaccinated now or not?
Confusing question: At least in the us, the measles vaccine is never given before 6 mo(will not work), and then only if travel in an indemic area is planned. It is given at 1 ANS 4-5 yrs. If a wild case of measles is documented, the vaccine would not be needed, but separate MMR components are no longer produced or availabel in the us, and the other components would still be needed. Having the vaccine again is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can measles lead to infertility in men? Is there even a possibility that the infection can cause infertility?
I am 25 weeks pregnant. I have not had the measle vaccine. I am on my second cold, possible sinus infection during 2nd trimester. Ive never been this sick before is it because I didnt get that shot?
If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?
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
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