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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/
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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

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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What kind of rashes are in german measles?

What kind of rashes are in german measles?

Two: A diffuse macularpapular discrete rash covering the trunk and spreading centripetally to extremities, usually lasting 3-5 days. There is a second rash that occurs 20% of the time inside the oral cavity called an enanthem. This is forchheimer sign. Also, lymph nodes are swollen behind ears. ...Read more

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Baby 11months has rashes on her body. She has temperature. Could it be measles. How long. What precaution?

Baby 11months has rashes on her body. She has temperature. Could it be measles. How long. What precaution?

Many posibilities: When a child under one year of age has a rash and temperature, they need to be examined.

Please call you DR and make arrangements to have your child seen ...Read more

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My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?

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

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My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too. Help fast?

My 10mon old daughter having high fever just after the measles vaccine, also having rashes. Its 3rd day of her having fever. Stomach upset too. Help fast?

Measles vaccine: It is relatively common after receiving measles vaccine to have fever that will last 3-5 days. The area where the measles vaccine is given is painful. Take pain medication like Ibuprofen may help to alleviate some or most of the pain. The stomach upset could related to the pain. If it persists, check with your physician to make sure. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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7 f rash on body with fever102.5 goes up and to 99. Since Monday. Tested for measles neg. Do I let it work it way out. Been two 4 drs already?

7 f rash on body with fever102.5 goes up and to 99. Since Monday. Tested for measles neg. Do I let it work it way out. Been two 4 drs already?

Very challenging...: Rash + Fever in adult patients can be due to any number of things and it is essential to know where the rash initially appeared on the body and how it looks. Causes could include bacteria, viruses, medications, auto-immune disease, and the list goes on. Evaluation should include thorough history and physical and sometimes lab testing. For a good review: http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/0815/p804.html ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Measles rash?

What is the definition or description of: Measles rash?

Measles (rubeola): Measles starts as red spots on the face then spreads to neck, torso, arms and legs. The red spots can coalesce into large areas of red.

Here is a helpful article about measles :
https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/vaccine-preventable-diseases/Pages/Measles. Aspx ...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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What's the difference between a common rash and german measles? How would I know if I have one?

Rash is fever free: A common everyday rash is not accompanied by fever, whereas german measle rash and fever appear simultaneously. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting Measles from visiting 18 month old over weekend, his rash came out Monday, can’t remember if I had as a child?

High chance: You will catch it if you are not immune and he really has measles. It is unacceptable not to be immune to measles, for the sake of your neighbors. Get with your physician and ask about secondary protection. ...Read more

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I have a rash of dots all over my body not itchy my friend has a contagious rash no answer as to what it is do u think it's measles I have 2 lumps?

See Dr.: Diagnosing rashes over the computer is next to impossible. I would see a dr. To get a proper exam and diagnosis/treatment. Measles is unlikely at 37, assuming you were immunized appropriately. ...Read more

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The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

The rash and joint symptoms of german measles are very rare in the u.S.?

Yes.: German measles, or rubella, has become rare in the United States because of the availability of a very effective vaccine. Since it became available in the late 1960s, no major outbreaks have occurred here. That is not true in other parts of the world, however. ...Read more

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Yesterday had like 24hr bug with vomiting and bad diorreah waterlike, today a rash has appeared very itchy looks like measles but it isn't, what is it?

Yesterday had like 24hr bug with vomiting and bad diorreah waterlike, today a rash has appeared very itchy looks like measles but it isn't, what is it?

? viral infection: You may have had a viral infection causing those symptoms and now a rash is appearing it should get better with time. You can buy sarna lotion to help with the itching and if that does not help there are several over the counter antihistamines. ...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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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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