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How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?
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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Measles
Measles signs and symptoms appear seven to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis), sensitivity to light, tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek, called koplik's spots, a skin rash made up of large, flat blotches.

In brief: Measles
Measles signs and symptoms appear seven to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis), sensitivity to light, tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek, called koplik's spots, a skin rash made up of large, flat blotches.
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