A viral infection of the respiratory system, Measles or rubeola is one of the most contagious diseases and can spread quickly. The contact can either be through the infected mucus or saliva. This is also a type of airborne disease and can be easily released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The most common symptom of measles is the white spots in the mouth followed by a widespread skin rash. Other signs and symptoms of measles include a cough, fever, Red eyes, muscle aches, running nose and sore throat. The person should immediately check with his general physician for the diagnosis of measles. Measles mostly affects children who are not immunized. They not only affect children but there are known instances of measles in adults too. A measles treatment is very complicated as there are no known medications to treat the condition. The virus and symptoms gradually fade within two to three weeks. However, during the treatment, pain relievers and muscle relaxants would be suggested by the doctor. Medications for also fever may be recommended. Measles has to be treated properly as if left unchecked can lead to life-threatening complications and encephalitis. The only way to completely eradicate measles is through vaccines and immunizations. It is also an established fact that a person who has got infected with measles will not get it again for life Individuals who are healthy with a robust immune system are people with fewer chances of getting this disease.
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