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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

See doctor: Several viruses can cause fever with skin rash, and any child with fever and rash should be seen by a doctor, preferably the child's pediatrician. Mostly these are mild but sometimes serious. Better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more