The Difference Between Measles and Rash

The measles outbreak has a lot of people talking and it’s raised a lot of questions about our children’s health.

Dr. Jackie on the Difference Between Measles and Rash
Dr. Jackie on the Difference Between Measles and Rash

In this NBC4 videoDr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains how you can tell the difference between a child’s rash and measles, and answers some of our questions:

  1. How easy is it to confuse measles with rash or something else?
  2. What are the long-term effects of this potentially fatal virus?
  3. With measles spreading like it is, aren’t babies that are not to be vaccinated until they’re at least a year old at much higher risk now?
  4. How risky is some parents’ choice to “delay” vaccinations?
  5. Should a woman who gets the vaccine “wait” to get pregnant?
  6. Who, for medical reasons, should NOT get the vaccine?

How to protect your child from measles

How to protect your child from measles
How to protect your child from measles

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