what should i do my baby had a measles?...
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Tracy - posted on 03/07/2010
Is he running a high fever? Any fever? Give him some Tylenol for that, socks on his hands for the itching and lots of Calamine. Unless his temp is over 103 there's not much drs can do. It's a virus and will need to run its course. Measles are really only dangerous for adults. Watch his fever, though. You don't want it getting too high. Your peds should have a 24 hr nurse line, they can best direct you when/if he needs to go to the ER.
Fyi, IF you have catnip, you can brew that as a tea for a natural fever reducer. Of course, cool it down and sweeten it just a bit. Sugar or stevia if he's under a year old, you can use honey if he's older.
Nikki - posted on 03/08/2010
Take him straight to the hospital!! Im sorry I dont want to offend any of the other mothers advice, but forget the baths and stuff you need medical advice not advice from mums, measles can be really dangerous so you need to see a doctor in case his symptoms get worse. Hopefully it will be nothing but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Kelly - posted on 03/08/2010
Call the pediatrician NOW...or take him to the ER. You can never be to cautious when it comes to your baby. My daughter developed a rash all over her body after taking amoxicillin and we were afraid it was something way worse. It ended up being an allergic reaction but we were sure glad that we took her ASAP to get the ball rolling on what was going on with her. It could have been something WAY worse. Use that mothering instinct and protect your baby. If you think something is wrong...do something now. Don't wait for it to get worse!!!
Iridescent - posted on 03/07/2010
You need to bring him to the doctor. You have no way of knowing whether it's measles or another bacterial or viral infection, and many types cause rashes, as do allergies. If it is measles, it has a 90% contagion rate and is infections for several days before and after a rash shows. And also if it is measles, it causes follow-up infections that can be very dangerous, such as pneumonia, even if the course of the measles is mild.
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