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Treatments for Measles

Treatments for Measles:

Treatment of the measles starts with prevention. The best protection from getting or spreading the measles is getting vaccinated as recommended with the measles, mumps, and rubellaa vaccine (MMR). It is also important to ensure that measles vaccination is up to date when travelling to areas of the world where measles is still common, such as parts of Africa and Asia.

Preventing the spread of measles and other contagious diseases includes covering the mouth and nose with an elbow or a tissue when sneezing or coughing and washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.

There is currently no cure for the measles. Good supportive care is needed to keep the body strong and able to resist secondary bacterial infections until the disease runs its course, usually in about 10 to 14 days.

Once the disease is contracted, treatment includes measures to help relieve symptoms so that one is comfortable enough to get the rest needed to keep up strength and recover without developing complications. Treatment includes rest and over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen as directed to ease body aches and fever. Good care also includes drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Antibiotics are not prescribed for the measles because they are ineffective against the virus that causes the measles. However, antibiotics may be prescribed if a person develops a secondary bacterial infection as a complication of the measles, such as bacterial pneumonia, acute bronchitis, or encephalitis.

Treatment List for Measles

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Measles includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Measles

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Measles may include:

  • Oral rehydration
  • Morbillinum homeopathic prevention
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Ferrum phosphoricum homeopathic remedy
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Measles: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Measles may include:

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Hospital statistics for Measles:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Measles:

  • 0.0007% (84) of hospital consultant episodes were for measles in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for measles required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for measles were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for measles were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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