How to Diagnose Three Day Measles

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Three-day measles is a viral infection that can cause a rash to form on your body and other symptoms. Measles is not life-threatening, but can cause developmental problems in unborn children whose mothers have come in contact with the disease. To properly diagnose three-day measles, visit your physician for a skin or blood test.

How to Diagnose Three-Day Measles

Measles can be contracted through air or close contact with another person who has the disease. If you develop flu-like symptoms that include headache, general fatigue, muscle or joint pain followed by a skin rash after being around large groups of people, you may have measles.

Check your body for small red bumps or clusters of bumps. Most people break out in a rash a few days after contracting thee-day measles. If such a rash develops, you should visit your physician and avoid coming into contact with others.

Monitor your health. If you develop a prolonged headache or fever that's above 102 degrees, you should visit your physician. Other symptoms of three-day measles include runny nose, excessive sweating, muscle pain and extreme tiredness.

Visit your physician to have skin or blood tests to determine if you have three-day measles. Since the symptoms of measles are common in other illnesses, having the proper tests done is the best way to determine if you have measles.

Take medications prescribed by your physician to relieve symptoms of measles. Common medications include Acetaminophen to reduce fever. You may have to avoid contact with others until you are no longer contagious. This can take up to a week depending on when you're diagnosed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Measles vaccinations are available and may be given to children under two years of age. Many states require children receive this vaccination during this time.
  • If you have measles, avoid contact with other people, especially those who are pregnant.

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