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Measles and Covid 19 vaccination

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: November 21, 2021 3:17 AM

Anonymous 6 months

I think I am infected with measles, Facial red rashes(look like the measles sample from google pic), oral gingival, dry coughs, the rashes apparently starting to spread to my whole body but was suddenly dissapeared second day and later that day my fever went down to 37 C, I Am fully vaccinated for measles according to my mum. Last 3 days I was having a bad fever(39 C high) and now I am no longer having fever, at the time of writing I still got oral gingival and I am worried that this measles(very likely) infection will get my immune system resetted because I am fully vaccinated for covid 19, and make me once again vulnerable to covid 19. Total days of fever approximate 3-4 days only.

Dr Sashini Seeni 6 months
General Practitioner

Good evening,
I understand your concerns and will try my best to help you.

For your information, measles signs and symptoms appear around 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek — also called Koplik’s spots
  • A skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another

The infection occurs in a sequence of stages during a period of two to three weeks.

  • Infection and incubation. For the first 10 to 14 days after you’re infected, the measles virus incubates. You have no signs or symptoms of measles during this time.
  • Nonspecific signs and symptoms. Measles typically begins with a mild to moderate fever, often accompanied by a persistent cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis) and sore throat. This relatively mild illness may last two or three days.
  • Acute illness and rash. The rash consists of small red spots, some of which are slightly raised. Spots and bumps in tight clusters give the skin a splotchy red appearance. The face breaks out first.Over the next few days, the rash spreads down the arms and trunk, then over the thighs, lower legs and feet. At the same time, the fever rises sharply, often as high as 104 to 105.8 F (40 to 41 C). The measles rash gradually recedes, fading first from the face and last from the thighs and feet.
  • Communicable period. A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days.

Therefore, I advise you to refer to our doctor for proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Sun Nov 21 2021 03:17:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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