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Diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. Still sick after antibiotics but now breaking out with tiny red bumps. Have already been vaccinated for measles?

Diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. Still sick after antibiotics but now breaking out with tiny red bumps. Have already been vaccinated for measles?

See below: Sounds like you may have developed a morbilliform or measles like skin rash as an allergic reaction to the antibiotic you took. A viral exantham from viral pneumonia would be another possibility. Get checked out by your doc again and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...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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How to control the spread of measles?

Vaccination: Since the virus can spread from infected patients before they become physically ill, the only sure method of prevention or control is vaccination.Outbreaks this year in Houston and Ohio have been traced to imported cases (air travel) and spread to secondary contacts who were not vaccinated or had received only one dose. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of measles?

Measles: During the illness, encephalitis and pneumonia. Years later, a rare illness known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of measles?

URI: Nonspecific signs and symptoms. Measles typically begins with a mild to moderate fever, often accompanied by a persistent cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis) and sore throat. This relatively mild illness may last two or three days. ...Read more

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Importance of vaccinating against measles?

Measles vaccine: Very very important. This potentially deadly disease has been virtually eliminated in the USA, but is now making a comeback because people are not routinely immunizing their children. Both from an individual health benefit as well as promoting public health the use of this vaccine is essential. ...Read more

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What should I do if my brother has measles?

Seek immunization: You are having a chance to see, first hand, the results that individuals pay for the anti-immunization fraud. If your brother dies or suffers brain damage, he has my sympathy. The immunization is 90% effective, and we depend on others to keep the community herd immunity up. If you've not been immunized, phone your physician and insist that you get the injections now. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: measles?

Viral illness: 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 MMR vaccine prevents measles. ...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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What are the cultural and social impacts of a few measles outbreaks?

Vaccination: I’d be far more worried about the medical impact! however, any measles outbreak is evidence of inadequate vaccination in the community, something we’re seeing way too much of in our own country due to the growing trend of vaccine refusal by parents. My hope is that the cultural and social impact of a measles outbreak would be education and legislation focused on preventing death through universal. ...Read more

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What happens if measles were eradicated, how will its eradication change the world?

Malaria: The economics and morbidity and mortality of this disease are closely tied together. In addition to eliminating a major cause of childhood death it will allow members of the populations at risk to work longer hours, not expend financial resources on medications, and relieve much of the burden placed on the social and health care systems. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more

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Is there a chance of getting measles if had measle vaccs.

Possible: It is unlikely but possible. Sometimes immunity to vaccinated diseases wanes with aging. Discuss with your doctor checking titers as indicated. ...Read more

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What is the % chance of survival from measles if you're unvaccinated?

100%: Measles used to be a common childhood illness and most children got it and did fine like all illnesses there are some who get a more severe case and have complications which can be life threatening. If you are in poor health or immunocompromised then you are at risk for problems. Healthy people often do fine. Cod liver oil can be very helpful as can some chinese herbs that support the immune syst. ...Read more

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Can measles be prevented?

Can measles be prevented?

Yes: Infection with the measles virus can be prevented through vaccination with the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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Is measles related to shingles ?

Is measles related to shingles ?

Infectious Diseases: Nope. Not in any way. Measles is a life threatening infection that is caused by rubeola. Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of a prior chicken pox infection in one nerve tract in the skin. They are in no way related. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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