The initial symptoms of measles usually appear around 10 days after you become infected and disappear about 7-10 days later. The symptoms include runny nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing,red eyes and sensitivity to light, dry cough, tiny greyish-white spots (called Koplik's spots) in the mouth and throat and loss of appetite.

Tests to diagnose: 

Specific IgM antibodies in a serum sample collected within the first few days of rash onset can provide evidence measles virus infection.


There is no specific treatment for measles, but the condition usually improves without treatment within 7-10 days. Drinking plenty of water and bed rest can help cure measles.

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