Measles

Also indexed as:Rubeola
This highly contagious childhood disease affects adults, too. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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This highly contagious childhood disease affects adults, too. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Ease the itching

    Control itching and reduce fever by taking lukewarm baths with added mineral salts or oatmeal

  • Find out about vaccinations

    Discuss the potential risks and benefits of a measles vaccine

  • Ask about A

    Talk to your healthcare provider about supplementing with vitamin A to help prevent measles complications and speed recovery

  • Get a checkup

    Visit your doctor to make sure your measles infection does not result in serious complications

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