Measles

What is Measles?

Measles is a very contagious infection that causes a rash all over the body.It is caused by a virus. The measles vaccine protects against the illness. This vaccine is part of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella [chickenpox]) vaccines.

Questions and answers on "Measles"

Could playing outside in birght sunlight the day before you break out with measles cause near sightness 5 years later? When I was 6 years old (1965) i had measles. I remember the sun being so bright while I was outside playing. The next day I broke out with measles. At age 12 or 13 I became nearsighted and have had to wear glasses ever since. Neither of my parents or sibling are near sighted. Neither of my children are near sighted either. An eye doctor told me that the near sighted gene is dominant over the normal vision gene.

doctor1 MD

no, playing out side doesn't cause myopia
measles cause vitA deficiency which inturn cause vision problems but not myopia
short sightedness is mostly because of excessive growth of eyeball i mean large curvature
cause of which is poorly understood

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Hi , My name is SKT 44 years old and I am suffering with measles and lots of itches problem in my penis and after 7-10 days it disappears also and during intercourse in that period , bleeding occurs with cut . What kind of symptoms is this and Please advise me other details also .

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Most probably it will be a simple superficial fungal infection. As a first line management, you can apply topical antibiotics like Mupirocin for symptomatic relief.

If symptoms persist, better to consult a dermatologist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I...

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Hi I am 7 weeks pregnant and my husband has been taken into hospitalo with measles and fluid on the lungs i had my MMR vaccine when i was a child, what is the risk to me and my un born baby. (i also have a 1 year old baby and a 4 year old should i get them checked out?)

doctor1 MD

Hi
As you are vaccinated no need to worry. Mmr vaccine give lifelong protection. As you wont get infection your baby will be safe. If your childs are vaccinated no need to bother.

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hi,sir i am doing house job in XXXXXXX MEDICINE.i wanna know some information about immunology for myself.in childhood i got measles and some other childhood infections.i am fine no complications.

By measuring levels and types of igG and igM we can tell did patient get that certain infection or vaccination against that certain infection.can you tell me what lab tests can be performed to check that did i get following infections or exposour with following organisms in my childhood?i want this for my health record and also later on i wanna apply for UK and USA immigration and visa.

A) VIRAL
1)measles
2)mumps
3)varicella zoster virus
4)small pox
5)rubella
6)coxsakie virus B,A9
7)echovirus 6,16
8)cytomegalovirus
9)Epstein barr virus
10)Adenovirus
11)lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
12)group b arbovirus
13)parvovirus B19

B)BACTERIAL
1)typhoid
2)brucillosis
3)Leptospirosis

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

The routine tests offered by Microbiology & Immunology laboratories involve IgG and IgM antibodies against infectious organisms. As you know IgM test is for an active / on-going infections against infections (be it viruses, bacteria, etc) and the IgG test shows...

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Hi, (from Australia), I was reluctant to vaccinate our young boy initially but after a bad case of salmonella and then lactose intolerance last year he is having all his needles, albeit slightly delayed. On Feb 6th, at 15 months, he was vaccinated for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal C and Influenza B . . He has had a medium level reaction beginning about 5 days after the needles, including temperature, going off food and formula, irritability etc and developed a measles type rash for a few days on Friday and through this weekend.
As his appetite has picked up though mild diarrhoea has increased, to about 7 nappies worth today.
He was breastfed until 13 months, I was four months pregnant again by then and my supply dwindled. Once he was put on formula (lactose free on doctor's advice) stools changed to more watery, usually greyish or sometimes greenish coloured.
The diarrhoea is greyish sometimes yellowish and is fast but not explosive as such - I didnt know he had done a couple of them today for a little while.
HIs history includes bad silent reflux leading to GORD, until eating more solids at about 7-8 months and unexplained bowel pain particularly at night, which later improved when I undertook a dairy free diet,\ although tests for dairy and other allergies came up negative.
Is there anything I can use to help minimise these bowel symptoms now....?

doctor1 MD

Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your problem.Your child is really going through a stormy period.
This episode is probably due to a reaction against the measles component of the vaccine.
So he suffered from a measles type of rash and diarrhoea.
Please give him a (prebiotic...

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I am a research physician doing mouse studies. I am interested in using Gamma Gobulin Gamma Stan)
in my studies. Would like to know measles history of donors to your product(Gamma Stan)
All had been vaccinated ? Had clinical measles?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Made from pooled human plasma.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

Gamastan is a preparation of human gamma immunoglobulins used to provide passive immunity in diseases like hepatitis A, measles, varicella and rubella.

There are two types of immunoglobulin...

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hi my son is suffering frm throat infection and has red rashes all over his body and i consulted a doctor im confused weather it measles or its due to throat infection and doctor has prisribed me atarax drops atarax is used for wat purpose he recently one week back he was suffering frm fever n doctor has precribed me agumentin duo n crocin shld i continue wid dis tablet

doctor1 MD

Hi
Atarax - contains hydroxyzine, a drug used to treat allergic skin rashes. Other use is in anxiety diseases.

Measles could be a possibility among multiple others. Measles rashes starts appearing from back of ear below hairline and progress downwards. As your has examined the child, hope he/she...

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We have been in Manila for about a week and woke up this morning and observed, for the first time a number of (5-7) flat brown spots on my 1.5 yr old daughter. Spots are irregular and look like henna ink. Initally I thought she has feces on her and after washing did not remove I thought possibly some type of ink pad type ink. After washing did not remove we became concerned. She is otherwise healthy with no other symptoms. We had just taken my 4 yr. old to a local clinic and discovered he has a mild form of children's measles even though he has been immunized w/the required 2 doses of MMR vaccine. Symptoms were very different; fever, tiny itcy red spots.
My initial impression was possibly a vitamin C deficiency as her diet has been very choosy of late. Please advise

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks and welcome to HCM.
Some children develop mild measles without full blown picture ( modified measles)
in spite of regular vaccination.
It will pass off without any complications.
Ofcourse measles is a contagious disease can be contacted from other children having measles.
Hope you are...

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Recent questions on  Measles

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I have had shingles nine times, yes I had the shot for them. That was the fourth time I got them, a severe reaction to the shot. I take Acyclovir 400mg now four times a day and have been taking it in declining and increasing doses for over a year. This has been 4x daily for 6 months. Whenevere the dose is decreased, after six months 3x daily, etc. They reoccurr. I ve had them on my legs, thighs, arms, armpit, and butt cheek. I did have chicken pox and measles at the same time as a child. Why am I getting shingles so often and what can I do to prevent them?

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Hi have a flat rash on my arms and legs. I had a cyst on my ovary and took a medication for 20 days. I then took b12 shots and iron because I became very anemic. I had a rash of bumps and raw places for 2 months. For the last month I have had a flat rash that does not hurt or itch. Looks like measles.

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Hi , My name is SKT 44 years old and I am suffering with measles and lots of itches problem in my penis and after 7-10 days it disappears also and during intercourse in that period , bleeding occurs with cut . What kind of symptoms is this and Please advise me other details also .

doctor1 MD

I have a terrible skin rash, I have tried many treatments for scabies, dry skin, steroid shots for itching, olive oil baths. Sometimes it subsides, I ve had this problem for nine months. I look like I have a bad case of the measles. I m terrible to scratch and it is becoming sores. I do have Hep C and possible a damaged liver. I just can t stand this anymore.

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