There are three distinctly different types of measles which we are going to detail for you separately.
We are going to tell you what the prognosis is, what the symptoms are, what preventative measures to take and then we are going to give you some really cool natural help for soothing the symptoms of measles.
This is caused by a virus and normally attacks kids between the age of 6 to 12 month.
Roseola will typically act out with several days of a high fever
after which the rash then makes its appearance, very often starting
behind the ears and then spreading to the back and chest areas. The
spots will last for about 3 days and will then disappear.
Avoidance is the best prevention. If you know there are kids at your
childs' school that have Roseola, then rather take your kid out
Also try and keep a balance here, you can't take them out of school for every little thing, so trust your judgement and if you think you are been overly protective ask your best most truthful friend's advice.
The first symptom is the fever, keep an eye on this, but take baby to the Doctor if the fever gets too high. Scroll down to see the temperature levels you should be looking out for.
Page down to see some helpful natural tips on soothing the symptoms of Roseola.
This is a highly contageous viral illness caused by the rubella virus and its primary medical danger is to pregnant women. If you have the slightest suspicion that your kid has rubella..... is heading for rubella, or has been exposed to an infectious person then take your child out of school and keep him or her isolated at home until the danger is past.
Rubella is generally a mild disease in children and is often referred to as the 3 day measles.
Rubella can be prevented with a vaccination called an MMR
vaccination which is an immunization against measles, mumps and
Rubella is an infection that affects the skin and
lymph nodes,The rubella rash usually lasts 3 days. Lymph nodes may
remain swollen for a week or more, and joint pain can last for more than
2 weeks. Children who have rubella usually recover within 1 week, but
adults may take longer.
Rubella cannot be treated with antibiotics because antibiotics do not work against viral infections. Unless there are complications, rubella will resolve on its own.
Monitor your child's temperature and call the doctor if the fever climbs too high.
Rubella is highly dangerous for pregnant woman
This is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory tract, eyes and skin. This must not be confused with german measles, it is not the same disease and is caused by a different virus namely the paramyxovirus.
If the child is properly vacinated it is extremely rare that they will contract rubeola.
Treatment will be based purely on soothing the symptoms. See natural help for the symptoms of measles below.
You must see the doctor if your child develops a fever of 102° F (38.9° C) or above.
If you have a baby younger that 6 months then see the Doctor if the fever is above 100.4 deg F or 38 deg C.
is such a fine line between being overprotective and concerned, and the
trigger should always be you, and what your maternal or paternal
instincts are telling you .
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