Wellness - Common Illnesses | 1-3 yrs

Dealing With Measles In Toddlers

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“Measles, or rubeola, is a viral infection of the respiratory system. Measles is a very contagious disease that can spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva. An infected person can release the infection into the air when they cough or sneeze,” explains an article in Healthline.

High fever and rashes or red spots that appear on the head and then spread to the lower extremities is the most prominent sign of your toddler having Measles. If you suspect that he is infected, don’t rush to the doctor. Measles is an extremely contagious disease and your toddler might spread the infection to anyone he encounters. So always call your doctor first before taking him to the hospital.

If your toddler is unvaccinated, then complete isolation is recommended. An article in Parents says, “To protect others, you or your child need to stay isolated during the contagion period, which is four days after the rash develops.. This type of treatment is recommended only for unvaccinated, virus-exposed infants 12 months and younger, as well as unvaccinated pregnant women and children with compromised immune systems.”

Measles is a leading cause of death in children. Of the 114,900 global deaths related to measles in 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that most of the victims were under the age of five. So do not ignore the Measles vaccination for your child.

This ClipBook gives you more insights about Measles and the steps you need to undertake to protect your toddler from it.

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All About Measles

Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that's caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and runny nose.

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