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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is measles?

Infection with the measles virus. This is extremely contagious as it is easily transmitted through airborne particles. Patients can infect others even before they display symptoms. In pregnant women, the measles virus can also infect and cause harm to the fetus.

Symptoms of measles

  • Fever

  • Skin abnormality

  • Fever resolved for a few days then recurred

  • Recent contact with sick people with similar symptoms

  • Rash which started on the face

  • Bloodshot eyes

  • Cough

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for measles

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose measles

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Did the fever resolve for a few days, then recurred?

  • Are there people around you with the same symptoms?

  • Did your current skin symptoms start on the face?

Treatment for measles

There is no specific treatment for this condition. The doctor may give you medicines to relieve symptoms like fever. Certain groups like pregnant women and those with poor immunity may require hospitalization and medications injected through the bloodstream.

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