The Skin Is Reddish And Feels Like A Needle Pricked?
Hello, yesterday I went to a general practitioner, I had a high fever before that, and a red rash came out like an allergy, the doctor said, it was measles and then I was given the antiviral drug. like there is a small needle that pricked like that, is it suitable for viral medicine? Do I have to continue drinking, please advise. Thank you
Hello Dede, thank you for the question.
Measles is an infectious disease caused by the rubeola virus. Generally this disease affects children, but it is also possible that adults can be affected. This disease is highly contagious and lasts about 1-2 weeks. Symptoms include:
reddish rash such as prickly heat that appears on the ears or hair and upper body, then spreads throughout the body.
cough, runny nose, sore throat, red eyes and sometimes accompanied by discharge of fluid / mucus, swollen eyes and glare when seeing light
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
white patches on the oral mucosa
Symptoms are generally more severe in children or in people with immune disorders. This disease is transmitted through sputum or phlegm splashes that are spread when the measles sufferers sneeze and cough. Basically, this disease can heal itself as long as the immune system is functioning properly. Doctors will provide anti-virus therapy in an effort to reduce symptoms due to virus replication. Some of the side effects of anti-virus include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, stress, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or in some cases chest pain. So far no side effects have been found in the form of abnormal heartbeats. It could be that your heart beats due to fever, or psychological stress due to illness. Keep in mind that drug side effects do not always appear, and the types of effects that arise also vary for each person.
Regarding redness and needling, these symptoms can still be said to be natural symptoms of measles. Redness and discomfort on the skin generally lasts about 1 week. If the effects you feel are worsening, you should immediately consult your doctor. Please keep drinking plenty of water, eating lots of protein, and getting enough rest, keeping your mouth shut when sneezing and coughing, and washing your hands before touching objects.
Hope this answer helps. Regards.