Measles itself is often characterized by the appearance of a red rash on the skin as a sign that there is a change that usually occurs in the body. When the initial symptoms of the rash appear as an early feature of measles that spreads to the limbs and experiences fever symptoms height, flu, dry cough, and inflammation of the eyes so that small white but bluish patches appear in the mouth.
The measles virus can also be transmitted to other people, it is transmitted through the air, through saliva, or from the mouth as well as from the throat of the person suffering from smallpox. However, this could happen because of direct interaction with those who suffer. Usually the incubation period is around 10 days to 14 days before symptoms appear. Immunity to measles can be obtained after vaccination, immunity Passive and infection are also active when the baby who has been born from the mother’s womb is immune or lasts 1 year. Most babies who are susceptible to measles are babies who are over 1 year old, while for babies who have never received immunizations as well as adolescents and adults who still have not received the second immunization shot.
Measles is caused by the presence of this virus, but the symptoms of measles can go away on their own without medical treatment. When a child has measles, it is very important to ensure that his drinking water intake is fulfilled and that he has plenty of time to rest in order to prevent the spread of infection to other people. At first the symptoms of measles are almost similar to flu, namely very high fever, coughs and colds. So that makes it difficult for you to determine which one has measles or not. What is in measles, these symptoms are accompanied by red, watery eyes, mouth sores, to diarrhea within 3 to 5 days. If the child’s body heat is very high, your child can have seizures.
Then there are lots of red spots appearing behind the baby’s ears which spread to the neck, back, chest, and stomach. At that time, the cough in children will become more and more. His body temperature starts to feel hot and the canker sores he has suffered can cause the child to be lazy to eat. Which can result in the child becoming very thin, especially when accompanied by diarrhea. The red spots will stay in the patient’s body for about a week, then the following week they will turn black. Even though the skin looks scaly and dry within 10 days. However, the black color will still last for up to a month. Red and black spots on the skin are a characteristic symptom of measles.
Although it usually occurs once in a lifetime, it is possible for your child to recur. One possibility is to have measles 3 times so that several medical treatments may occur, one of which is to receive repeated immunizations to increase your baby’s body resistance. Immediately consult your child’s condition to the doctor so that you get the right treatment.