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What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What does a measles rash look like?

What does a measles rash look like?

Google it: Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures. http://dermatology.about.com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/ here is one link. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

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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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

Pricky Heat: Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body.. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Measles Rash (Definition)

Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. The rash of measles * Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick * May last 4 - 7 days * Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body * Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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