Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2009-11-29

Q.

is it the reaction to the vaccine?

Hi Doc
My 15 month old baby boy had his measles vaccine 2 weeks ago, he has developed " rash"  like thing, which started on the neck and now on the face, its now day 3 since it has appeared. Can this be the reaction to the vaccine?he is still his happy seld, no fever, no loss of appetite.How long does the rash/measles last?i was told that i should apply anything on it and it will dissapper.Please advise Doc
Thanking you in advance

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This rash seems to have occurred rather a long time after the measles vaccination but this remains the most likely cause. You say that your baby son is reasonably happy and eating well and does not appear to be ill. The rash should fade after 3 to 4 days.

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