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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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What does measles look like?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What does a measles rash look like?

Dr. Cornelia Franz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Does having measles as a child protect you as an adult?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Aarathi Rangachar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

Dr. Aarathi Rangachar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Is it possible to get the measles as an adult, after being vaccinated twice as a child?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. John Chiu
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I have had measles in childhood. Do adults need to get vaccinated if they had them before, or does natural immunity stay for a lifetime?

Dr. John Chiu
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I have had measles in childhood. Do adults need to get vaccinated if they had them before, or does natural immunity stay for a lifetime?

Usually: If you have had measles , the immunity usually lasts lifelong- probably not always true with vaccination. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Bradin
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Can an adult who had measles contract it again?

Dr. Stuart Bradin
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
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