Measles are caused by a virus. Therefore, it cannot be treated with antibiotics. The focus is on relieving symptoms.
- Gargle with warm salt water to relieve sore throat. Using a humidifier may also help.
Treat high fever with non-aspirin medication. This includes
. Cold sponge baths may also help.
- Note:Aspirin is not recommended for children or teens with a current or recent viral infection. Check with your doctor before giving a child aspirin.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Eat a soft, bland diet.
In most cases, complications are rare. You may need to be hospitalized if you have a severe case. Complications may include:
If you are diagnosed with measles, follow your doctor's instructions .
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