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Measles (cont.)

Measles Treatment

There is no specific treatment or cure for measles. Children should stay at home and out of school until they are cleared to return by their health care professional.

Follow-up for Measles

Although complications are rare, a physician should be contacted if symptoms worsen or do not resolve, or if there is confusion or change in the level of consciousness. Shortness of breath, a cough that produces sputum, and/or chest pain may be symptoms of pneumonia.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2016

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