Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: robza | 2009/12/17

Q.

dark spots

Dear doc my 9 month old boy recently had measles (not sure if it was roseola or rubella) and has fully recovered. The rash is clearing but it leaves dark spots as it clears. The child is well but these dark spots annoy me. What can i use to help clear the spots? Your help will be much appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for roseola to leave marks like the ones that you describe here. Measles is the most likely cause of these spots. They should clear up by themselves quite soon.Using a mild tissue oil should help to speed up the healing process.

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