What Are The Measles? The measles is a highly contagious airborne virus
which spreads primarily through the respiratory system. The infection is
passed by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected
person. Coughing will place contaminated droplets into the air. Symptoms
typically begin 8 - 12 days once you’re exposed to the virus. A
measles rash typically starts on the top and spreads to alternative areas,
moving down the body. Humans are the only known natural hosts of
measles, although the virus can infect some non-human primate species.
There is no specific treatment or
antiviral therapy for uncomplicated measles. Most patients with uncomplicated
measles will recover with rest and supportive treatment.
Aconite Napellus Useful at the
beginning stages of measles.
High fever. Dry barking cough. "Pink eye" or red conjuncitiva.
Skin burns and
itches. Restless, anxious, and frightened. Tossing and turning in sleep.
Apis The rash begins but fails to develop fully
then it soon disappears. Feeling unwell. Skin itching is worse by warmth.
The face and eyelids are puffy.
Belladonna Useful at the beginning stages of the measles when
there is sudden onset of a high fever, reddened face and throbbing headache.
Drowsy or delirious. Trouble falling or
staying asleep. Not very thirsty even with fever.
Bryonia The measles
skin eruptions are delayed. Hard, dry cough and no expectoration. Any motion causes pain.
experience some mild delirium the child "wants to go home" even though they are
Fever and rash.
Acrid tearing of the eyes
and a bland nasal discharge. Sensitive to light. Cough
but usually only during the day.
Onset of symptoms is slow. Fever with great weakness and a sense of
heaviness, in the whole body and specifically the eyelids. Muscle
aches and pains, like with the flu.
Lack of thirst, lethargy, exhaustion.
Kali Bich Ropy, stringy discharges from the nose and burning and
tearing of the eyes. Their salivary glands are noticeably swollen. They may
have stitching pains from the ear into the head and neck.
Morbillinum This is the measles nosode and this is
given by prescription only and used as a preventative remedy to build the
immune system before exposure to measles and during any epidemic.
Pulsatilla Used for a mild case of the measles. Fever is not high and symptoms are not too painful.
Profuse tearing from the eyes and a nasal discharge. Dry cough
at night which becomes loose in the daytime. May also have ear inflammation.
Dry mouth but without thirst.
has a purplish appearance.
Itching is aggravated by scratching. Reddened mucous membranes
and are very thirst. Cough and diarrhea are
worse in the morning.