Red Spots On The Face, Hands, Feet, Stomach And Neck Of A 5 Month Old Infant?
Has a 5 month old baby been immunized against rubella? My child still has red spots on the face, hands, feet, stomach and back of the neck, but in small amounts. Is it a symptom of rubella or not? I’m afraid it’s a symptom of rubella. My child is not hot. The heat is only warm on the head. Kdang body is also warm. I like to drink and I don’t want to drink either. Why is that? If I have a cough or flu, I don’t know. Not often.
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Regarding immunization, basically immunization for children has a schedule according to the recommendation of the government and the Indonesian pediatrician association. For rubella immunization or MR immunization (measles and rubella) it is recommended to be given to infants aged 9 months to before 15 years. Measles or another language is measles and rubella (German measles) are both diseases caused by viruses. Transmission through the respiratory tract such as direct contact with sufferers through sneezing or coughing.
Both measles and rubella have distinctive signs and symptoms in the form of a reddish rash on the skin. Apart from these two diseases, there are many other possible diagnoses with symptoms such as rashes on the skin, including: dermatitis (seborrheic, atopic, contact), chickenpox, lupus, drug allergy, scarlet fever, Kawasaki disease, fungal infections, etc. The difference is, in measles, a reddish rash usually appears first in the area behind the ear then to the head, neck and whole body and is usually accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes. While rubella usually has milder symptoms than measles and a rash in the form of small reddish spots starting from the face to the body, hands and feet. Both of these diseases are caused by viruses, so the main treatment is to improve the body's immune system. Treatment aims to relieve symptoms rather than speed up the healing process, because generally diseases caused by viruses will heal by themselves as long as the body's immune system is good. Therefore, several treatments can be done to relieve symptoms and maintain good immunity, including maintaining the patient's nutritional status and hydration. Give enough food and drink, for babies who are still breastfeeding, give it as often as possible.
However, very young babies are very susceptible to contracting various diseases. For this reason, it is necessary to pay more attention to the baby's contact with the surrounding environment to avoid contracting other infectious diseases. In addition, because the baby is still relatively young, it is necessary to carry out further consultation and examination with a doctor, especially by a pediatrician directly so that his condition can be monitored and enforced regarding the diagnosis of the disease. The doctor can carry out a more detailed physical examination of the current condition of the baby, besides that to confirm the diagnosis of rubella and measles, apart from seeing the symptoms that occur, it can also be done supporting examinations in the form of saliva and blood sample tests to see the presence of antibodies, if there are IgM antibodies then you can confirmed that you have just been infected with the rubella virus or measles, but if you have IgG antibodies, then you have a history of the disease or have vaccinated against this disease. Because measles can occur, dangerous complications can occur in some populations, including if it occurs in infants aged <1 year and people with poor immune systems. Complications that can occur include inflammation of the ear, pneumonia (lung infection), brain infection (encephalitis), etc.
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