Measles is a childhood infection caused due to an infectious agent in the blood of
patient, With new medical research and treatment now it can be prevented with a vaccine. Measles is also called rubeola, measles can be fatal and even serious for children, the good thing is that death rates are reduced as more children now receive the vaccination, according to the Centers for disease control and prevention the disease still kills more than 100,000 children are a year most are under the age of With the result of high vaccination rates in general, measles, did not spread in the USA for more than 10 years.
Symptoms of measles
Measles signs and symptoms start to appear from 10 to 14 days
after exposure to the virus.
- Sore throat
- Red watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin rash
How does the measles virus spread?
The measles virus spreads through the air when an infected person sneezes or cough and someone nearby to that person inhales their air, it can also be transmitted through contact with the fluids from the mouth or nose of an infected person.
Most of the recent outbreaks in the united states have started with an unaccinated individual rom the USA going to other country with measles outbreaks and coming back with measles In USA. The measles virus is very contagious and can live for upto 3 hours on surfaces where infected person have tought or in the air where they might have coughed or sneezed. because of this anyone in the crowded place or in the airport has higher chance of getting infected with measles.
Who are at the risk of getting infected?
Measles affect all age groups, there are risk factors which can
increase the chances of contracting this disease.
Certain people may high higher risk of contracting this illness.
| Individuals with weak immune system those who have leukemia, HIV infection or who had an organ transplant. |
| Pregnant women|
| Children between 1 to 5 years old|
|Those who are malnourished|
Check if your child’s vaccine is due
- Check your child’s vaccination record
- contact the healthcare provider
- Visit immunization scheduler for newborn to 5 years old children
Home remedies for measles & how to prevent measles from spreading
Drink plenty of fluids
Drink water and herbal organic teas at regular interval 2 times a day to replenish fluids lost from sweating and fever, Also drink fresh organic juices such as lemon, citrus, oranges, those will help boost your immunity.
Vitamin A for measles
Patients who have low level of vitamin A are most likely to get infected with
measles , Taking vitamin A regularly may reduce the chances of measles
normally giving dose of 200,000,international units for children older than a year.
Thirst and loss of apetitie are the two major symptoms of measles to get rid of this symptoms
, Take fresh orange juice at regular internal,2 times a day.
Orange juice has been proved to maintain water level in the human body. it has high amount
Vitamin C that boosts immunity.
Indian gooseberry (Amla)
Indan gooseberry also called as amla in india is an excellent source of vitamin C that
boosts immunity best thing is that it has high amount of antixidants , It is effective
in the treatment for measles.
Buy 100% organic amla juice or make at home take one teaspoon of juice
with half glass water, drink 2 times a day for 30 days.
this will help to reduce itching and burning sensation in the skin.
Indian lilac or Neem leaves are said to be effective for measles treatment, neem leaves contain antibacterial and anti-allergenic properties.
How to use
- Grind 1 cucp neem leaves and apply to effected areas leave it for 1 hour and than
- wash with water or take bath.
Bitter Gourd contains a high amount of antioxidants which helps to relieve symptoms of measles. It also has Vitamin C, Zinc, iron potassium and dietary fiber, all these
vitamins help to boost immunity level in the human body.
How to use
Take butter gourd juice in small glass one time a day repeat daily stop when
you get relief from measles.
Eggplant for measles
One more effective natural treatment for measles is eggplant
they contain a high level of antioxidants that help to strengthen and maintain
the immune system of the human body.
Licorice root has antiviral propertie that helps to relieve measles skin rashes, it also helps for viruses like herpes,
you can drink licorice poweder after adding in water with one glass add 1tsp honey to relieve the cough.
Be Warned that licorice root can be dangerous if taken in an excess amount the symptoms of the excess amount could be a headache, high BP, and even heart attack.
Coconut water for measles
Organic real Coconut water which comes directly from trees helps to rehydrate the human body, this is important for treating measles. the best thing is that it also improves the nutrient balance in the body at the time of measles illness, the infection disturbs the nutrients balance, coconut water detoxify the body and is said to be effective for measles treatment.
Olive leaf for measales
Olive leaf is the most effective natural cure for measles, the olive leaf contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties which help to destroy the measles virus that causes this illness. it also has antioxidants vitamin that helps to treat measles.
How to take?
- Take few olive leaf grind in the mixer
- apply the paste on effected area
- leave it for 1 hour
- Wash or take bath with luke warm water
- Repeat this procedure once a day for 15 days.
how to prevent measles illness
- When you know that people are who are infected with measles try to
- avoid close contact, such as hugging, kissing, using their personal belongings, utensils or cup
- Wash your hands regularly
- Do not touch your mouth, eyes, nose if you really need to touch your face make sure hands are clean.
Reference and support links for measles
- MMR Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS)
- Measles: Precautions for International Travel
- Recommended Immunization Schedules
- Vaccine Safety: The Facts
- Measles (CDC.gov)