Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Natalie | 2009-09-15



Hi , i am very worried can you please answer my question.

My daughter is 2 years old and has the measles. She has been for all her injection except the 18mth one. The first measles injection was given to her at 9 months. The second measles injection at 18 month she has not received. I feel terrible about this. I just want to know if the first infection will offer her enough protection against the measles. She has only started with the measles and so far she is ok. She has fever but nothing to high. Her throat is red and swollen. I did take her to the doctor but I did not ask this question. If you can answer me I will appreciate it.

regards, Natalie

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's first measles vaccination will offer her a great deal of protection against the complications of measles.Please have her immunised against measles when she is over this illness. Children do not get swollen and inflamed throats with measles usually so the diagnosis may not be correct. She may have a condition called roseola which is also known as baby measles. This condition mimics measles but is not as severe an illness as measles.

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