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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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What does measles look like?

What does measles look like?

By the time the...: ...Rash comes out, the child with measles will have had several days of high fever, headaches, sore throat, severe cough, eye pain and redness, possibly seizures, shortness of breath, or coma. The rash usually just confirms the diagnosis already made from other findings. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Get it only once: If you had measles as a child it will provide you with life long immunity, therefore you will not get it again. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Is it possible to get measles as an adult?

Is it possible to get measles as an adult?

Yes: Yes it is possible If you have never been immunized and never had Measles before and get exposed to any one with Measles an Adult can get Measles ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Does having measles as a child protect you as an adult?

Yes: Immunity from measles following natural infection is considered life-long, barring any underlying immune disorder. Of course, there are always exceptions to this, although uncommon. Your doctor should be able to send a blood test to check your antibody titers against measles to help you determine if you are still at risk. ...Read more

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If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

No: No carrier state in measles . Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life . You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection . Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids . This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person . ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the measles as an adult, after being vaccinated twice as a child?

Is it possible to get the measles as an adult, after being vaccinated twice as a child?

Measle immunity: It is rare to contract measles again after having had 2 doses of the vaccine. Ifever ithat happens, the symptoms will be very mild. ...Read more

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