Monday, February 2, 2015

Measles - Symptoms, Homeopathic Remedies and Videos To Educate You!

Measles - Symptoms, Homeopathic Remedies and Videos To Educate You!

Measles (also known as the Rubeola Virus)

What Are The Measles?
The measles is a highly contagious airborne virus which spreads primarily through the respiratory system.
The infection is passed by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected person. Coughing will place contaminated droplets into the air. Symptoms typically begin 8 - 12 days once you’re exposed to the virus. A measles rash typically starts on the top and spreads to alternative areas, moving down the body.  Humans are the only known natural hosts of measles, although the virus can infect some non-human primate species.

There is no specific treatment or antiviral therapy for uncomplicated measles. Most patients with uncomplicated measles will recover with rest and supportive treatment.

Symptoms of Measles

  • Cough
  • Droopy or unhealthy looking eyes
  • Eye sensitive to light (photophobia)
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Pharyngitis or sore throat
  • Rash - typically seen 3 - 5 days after the primary signs of being sick and might last 4 - 7 days
  • Rash might seem as flat, discolored areas and solid, red, raised areas and itchy
  • Redness and irritation of the eyes, conjunctivitis
  • Runny nose
  • Small white spots within the mouth
  • Some patients will develop pneumonia as a sequela to the measles

Progression in Rash in Measles

  • 2 - 3 days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots, called Koplik’s spots may appear inside the mouth.
  • 3 - 5 days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out.
  • It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots.
  • The spots may become joined together as they spread from the head to the rest of the body.
  • When the rash appears, a fever may spike high to more than 104°
  • After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.

Diagnoses and Lab Testing for Measles

  • Clinical diagnosis of measles requires:
    • a history of fever of at least 3 days
    • seeing the rash known as Koplik’s spots
    • contact with others known to have measles

·        Laboratory diagnosis of measles is by antibodies

o   Can be done with confirmation of positive measles IgM antibodies or isolation of measles virus RNA from respiratory specimens.

o   In cases of measles infection following secondary vaccine failure, IgM antibody may not be present.

o   In these cases, blood serum confirmation can be made by showing IgG antibody rises.

o   In children, saliva can be collected for salivary measles specific IgA test.

Homeopathic Remedies for Measles

·        Aconite Napellus
Useful at the beginning stages of measles. High fever. Dry barking cough. "Pink eye" or red conjuncitiva. Skin burns and itches. Restless, anxious, and frightened. Tossing and turning in sleep.

·        Apis
The rash begins but fails to develop fully then it soon disappears. Feeling unwell. Skin itching is worse by warmth. The face and eyelids are puffy.

·        Belladonna
Useful at the beginning stages of the measles when there is sudden onset of a high fever, reddened face and throbbing headache. Drowsy or delirious.  Trouble falling or staying asleep. Not very thirsty even with fever.

·        Bryonia
The measles skin eruptions are delayed. Hard, dry cough and no expectoration. Any motion causes pain. They may experience some mild delirium the child "wants to go home" even though they are at home.

·        Euphrasia
Fever and rash. Acrid tearing of the eyes and a bland nasal discharge. Sensitive to light. Cough but usually only during the day.

·        Gelsemium
Onset of symptoms is slow. Fever with great weakness and a sense of heaviness, in the whole body and specifically the eyelids. Muscle aches and pains, like with the flu. Lack of thirst, lethargy, exhaustion.

·        Kali Bich
Ropy, stringy discharges from the nose and burning and tearing of the eyes
. Their salivary glands are noticeably swollen. They may have stitching pains from the ear into the head and neck.

·        Pulsatilla This is remedy for measles will also work for Homeoprophylaxis, to prevent the measles
Used for a mild case of the measles. Fever is not high and symptoms are not too painful. Profuse tearing from the eyes and a nasal discharge. Dry cough at night which becomes loose in the daytime. May also have ear inflammation. Dry mouth but without thirst.

·        Sulphur
Skin has a purplish appearance. Itching is aggravated by scratching. Reddened mucous membranes and are very thirst. Cough and diarrhea are worse in the morning.

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