Measles is an infection caused by a germ called
the measles virus. It causes cough, cold, fever and pinkish spots.
These pink spots develop on the 4th or 5th day of sickness. This
rash starts behind the ears, spreads to the face and then gradually
over rest of the body. The fever also continues along with the rash.
The rash may completely cover your body in one – two days
after which it slowly disappears in the same manner in which it
started i.e. from the face to the body downwards. The fever also
disappears and you start improving.
does measles occur?
Measles spreads from person to person. It
can spread through the cough, through the rash by skin contact.
Measles spreads maximum in the stage here you have the cough, even
before the rash has come
can happen in a person with measles?
Usually measles rash does not cause itching
& disappears leaving behind a brownish color on the skin that
goes away in 7 – 10 days. Sometimes, person with measles may
get ear infections and lung infections (pneumonia)
can measles be treated?
Measles can be prevented by taking a shot. Your doctor must have
given you a shot when you were about 9 months old and again at 15
months of age.
measles spread rapidly from person to person [it is a contagious
(pronounced as con tae ge us)] disease, a child
suffering from measles may have to miss school for atleast 5 days
after the rash appears.
doctor may give you medicine for your fever and cough and may advice
your mom to give you a complete bed rest.
Cough, cold, fever and me
Pinkish rash on the face of me
Measles it is and holidays for me
But sick in bed, lies poor me! "