Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Angie | 2008/10/15



My niece thinks her 2 year old son may have measles. The doctor thinks it may be stomach flu, but he now has a fever and measle like dots on his body. How can you be sure and what is the treatment? What are the effects of measles on a little child? Please help

Expert's Reply



Your niece's son has been immunised against measles, so it is very unlikely that this rash is due to measles.The rash may be due to baby measles. This is also known as roseola and is usually a very mild illness although children may have high fevers before the rash appears.

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Posted by: darlene | 2008/10/30

i had a rash which started on my back - red like mosquito bites - i applied a cream and it went away but now its on my face , near my eyes, its red, itchy and has a pimple as is a bit inflamed. Could be an insect bite or an allergy or measles?

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