Not always fever accompanied by red spots is measles in your child. Although some medical personnel often conclude that measles occurs more than once in infants. Whereas measles should only occur once in a lifetime because it has natural immunity.
Recognize more about your baby’s rash when he has a fever. The hallmark of measles in infants is a high fever accompanied by red spots for up to 5-7 days. While some diseases that resemble measles are as follows:
One of the signs of dengue fever is the appearance of a red spot on days 1-4 that resembles measles. These red spots accompanied by fever will disappear on days 5-7.
Rubella disease is often referred to by the name German measles. This disease is a contagious disease caused by a virus. The rubella virus can infect the body through the nose and throat. However, in children it is faster than adults. The rubella virus can also be transmitted by pregnant women to their fetuses so to prevent it from spreading, pregnant women are advised to do a rubella test before planning a pregnancy.
3. Exantema Subitum
Exantema subitum is a disorder that occurs due to a viral infection which is often similar to measles. The difference is that in measles, red spots appear accompanied by fever, whereas in exanthema subitum, fever will occur 1-3 days later, reddish spots appear. Abnormalities are often experienced by babies who suffer from allergies.
4. Mononucleoss infection
This disease is characterized by fever accompanied by sore throat and also enlarged lymph nodes caused by a virus. The virus that causes infection with mononucleosis is the Epstein Barr virus which can affect children, adolescents and adults.
5. Kawasaki syndrome
Fever accompanied by rash can occur in infants which can affect several organs including the skin, lymph nodes, mucous membranes and blood vessel walls but the most serious effect on the heart will be a higher risk for the child.
6. Allergic Drug Eruption
Allergic skin reactions that occur as a result of administering the drug in a systematic way. At the time of physical examination of the whole body, discrete erythematous papules appear so that treatment is needed through systematic therapy.