MEASLES

Disease

MEASLES

Description

  • It is a viral infection of the respiratory system
  • It is also known as rubella

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Tiny white spots inside the mouth
  • Enlarged, tender lymph nodes

Risk factors

  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Being unvaccinated

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination
  • Blood test

Treatment

  • Post-exposure vaccination
  • Immune serum globulin
  • Antibiotics
  • Acetaminophen
  • Rest to help boost your immune system
  • Plenty of fluids
  • Humidifier to ease a cough and sore throat
  • Vitamin A supplements

Lifestyle management

  • Routine vaccination
  • Human normal immunoglobulin
  • Healthy diet
  • Use of humidifier