Can Measles Be Repeated?
Afternoon doctor. My baby 12m, had not had time for measles immunization because of frequent colds. When 10m had had measles, it was the result of a doctor’s diagnosis and a lab test. 4 days ago my baby had a fever. Kurleb 38.6 u0026deg; – 38.9 u0026deg; C. Fever 2 days. During fever, the stool is thinner, but max is only 3 times a day. After the fever subsides, bruntusan and skin rashes appear, starting from the nape of the neck, behind the ears and neck. It’s the second day after the fever went down but the spots started to fade. The condition of the baby now is a bit fussy, but also active to and fro, not weak. ASI still goes on. Eating gently is no problem. What I’m asking … 1. Can it get measles more than once because it hasn’t immunized against measles? 2. Should I worry and see a doctor for diagnosis of diseases other than measles? 3. Given the Covid-19 outbreak, after the rash has disappeared, should my baby be immunized against measles as soon as possible? Fear after immunization Covid-19 infection instead. Please answer the doctor. thanks.
Hello Novy, Thank you for the question.
Measles is an infection caused by a virus that causes the appearance of reddish rashes all over the body. Measles is an infection that is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing from patients or indirectly by touching the nose or eyes after touching contaminated objects. Before the appearance of this red rash, the child will experience symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, runny eyes, weakness, decreased appetite, diarrhea. Measles symptoms will improve by itself in a minimum of 10 days. Someone who has experienced measles generally can not get measles anymore because when attacked by measles, the body has formed an immune system against measles. However, it is possible for some people to get measles again. . In addition to measles, fever symptoms accompanied by the appearance of a red rash on the skin can be caused by other infections such as rubella, roseola, Singapore flu. All three conditions are also caused by a viral infection that can generally heal by itself.
If at this time, the condition of the child is fairly good, such as staying active, still want to eat and drink, not weak, and the frequency of urinating and the color of urine is still normal, then an examination by a doctor is not necessary and can be postponed. The doctor's examination is only intended to ascertain the cause and so that the child gets treatment if certain symptoms are disturbing. For now, please keep monitoring the child's body temperature with a thermometer. You can compress warm water on the forehead, armpits, and groin of children to help relieve fever. Keep giving milk and food to children. If the child looks uncomfortable or itchy on his skin, you can try using salicyl powder or calamine lotion. You are advised to have your child seen by a doctor if the frequency of bowel movements increases frequently, the child is difficult to eat and drink, looks weak, and the frequency of urinating decreases.
After the child is cured, does not have a fever, rashes and other symptoms improve, you can consult the nearest pediatrician to receive the measles vaccine (mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) or measles, rubella (MR) vaccine). Giving this vaccine will provide optimal immunity against measles and against other infections such as mumps (mumps) and rubella. Before visiting the nearest pediatrician, please call your clinic or hospital first to ensure the doctor's practice schedule and the availability of MMR or MR vaccines so that your visit is not in vain. Usually clinics or hospitals will make arrangements to separate sick and healthy children. You can also take preventative measures for you and your child by avoiding people who are coughing and colds, stay away from crowding and crowds, always maintain hand hygiene by washing hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes before washing hand.
Hopefully this information helps you.