Nosebleeds Accompanied By Persistent Cough In Measles Sufferers?
I want to ask a questionrnI am 16 years old, I have measles, and when I was little I never got rid of it, I have a high fever for 3 days, and now it has gone down, and the rash on my skin stayed on my legs, but last night I had a nosebleed, that why? And when have I been declared fully healed?
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Measles (morbili) occurs as a result of a viral infection that is generally transmitted through the inhalation of mucus from the patient's respiratory tract, for example when coughing, sneezing, exhaling, or talking at close range. This disease is susceptible to people who have never had measles before, and also have never received measles immunization.
When exposed to measles, at first usually sufferers will experience signs of a mild infection resembling the flu, such as coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, sore throat, easy glare, and diarrhea. Furthermore, the patient may experience a high fever, then a slight reddish rash appears which initially appears on the face, behind the ears, then spreads to almost the entire body. If you pay attention, on the inside of the cheek there will also be a small white spot that is pale in the middle, or in medical science it is called Koplik's spot.
The nosebleed you experience can be caused by an increase in body temperature due to a measles virus infection. Or maybe the nosebleed is caused by other causes, such as excessive nose picking or rubbing, exposure to dry air or sunlight, dengue hemorrhagic fever, sinusitis, nasal polyps, and so on.
What's worrying is that the nosebleed you are experiencing is caused by dengue hemorrhagic fever. Often, people are fooled by the symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which are often similar to the symptoms of measles. In fact, these two conditions are clearly different. Symptoms of bleeding due to dengue hemorrhagic fever need to receive adequate treatment so as not to refer to a potentially life-threatening state of shock.
Therefore, even if your symptoms seem to have improved, we recommend that you continue to see your doctor for further evaluation. If necessary, the doctor will recommend that you undergo laboratory tests to determine the cause of your complaints and nosebleeds. If it is quite heavy, the doctor may also recommend that you undergo hospitalization in the hospital so that periodic observations can be made.
Right now, what you need to do is increase your drinking 2 to 3 liters per day. Reduce activities that are too strenuous and tiring, and get plenty of rest. Avoid scratching or rubbing your nose too hard and also avoid exposure to cold air and excessive sunlight. Eat regularly, even in small portions. To reduce cough and sore throat, eat more soupy and warm foods, and eat less spicy and oily foods.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah