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My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles  he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

Fever and Babies: This is not measles. But, it is life threatening and an emergency. And child under 2 years of age with a fever should be seen urgently by their physician. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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Red spots on forehead. Baby w/cough & runny nose on/off & pinkeye-like symptoms that went away in a day. Is this measles?! Scared. Active no fever

Red spots on forehead. Baby w/cough & runny nose on/off & pinkeye-like symptoms that went away in a day. Is this measles?! Scared. Active no fever

No: Measles in addition to cold symptoms, presents with a high fever. The rash is mainly over the face and trunk. It lasts several days. Conjunctivitis is 1 of the symptoms but has many other causes. Is your baby old enough to immunize? All the best. ...Read more

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Are children protected from red measles if they have had an mmr?

Are children protected from red measles if they have had an mmr?

Yes: The red measles as a lay term has been applied to the regular measles which is in the mmr. Some occasionally call roseola a red measles but it is more rose colored & not a proper use of the term. Roseola is not part of the mmr. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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If you had the german measles can you get red measles?

Yes: If by "red measles" you mean measles, there is no cross-immunity between german measles and measles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between red measles and german measles?

Different viruses: Rubeola or "red measles" is caused by the rubeola virus, and usually lasts about 14 days. Although most people recover without problems, rubeola can lead to pneumonia or encephalitis. Rubella or "german measles" is caused by the rubella virus and lasts about 3 days. While usually milder than red measles, it can cause significant birth defects if a pregnant woman gives it to her unborn child. ...Read more

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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white  under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: http://www.healthline.com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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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?

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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