Our expert says:
Measles is a serious viral infection that can cause pneumonia. Because it is a virus, antibiotics will not help except if you have a bacterial secondary infection on top of the viral one. You should probably get antibiotic eye drops for the eyes if you have a discharge, as this is probably bacterial. The rash typically starts 4-5 days after the first symptoms of the illness and gradually increases for up to 3 days after which it starts to fade again. Try using something like Sudafed to reduce the blockage of the ears. If you are feverish, short of breath or coughing severly, rather see your doctor for a follow up examination.
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