Measles is caused by a virus named paramyxo. It is highly contagious and is transferred from person to person by touching or even breathing the infected air. The incubation period of this virus is a bit long, it will stay put till 10-14 days and then the initial symptoms will start to show. These initial symptoms include the appearing of small pink spots on the face and then spreading across the body gradually. A cold and flu like condition also develops and the said person will get a fever and the spots will start to itch. This is sometimes accompanied by vomiting.
The Virus attacks people that have low immunity and are unhygienic most of the time. That is the reason why it attacks children the most because children have a developing immunity and can be sometimes very unaware of their cleaning habits. It also attacks people who have a deficiency of Vitamin A.
Another reason for the virus to attack is Malnutrition; it has both the reason for a weak immune system and the possibility of the deficiency of Vitamin A. A person should always maintain a balanced diet and not skip on anything whether it is fruits, vegetables or fruit. You never know what kind of a disease you may develop due to a weak immune system and malnutrition.
The best kind of remedy for Measles is bed rest. It is much recommended along with Vitamin A supplements. Although there are no drugs for this particular disease but doctors will prescribe antibiotics and medicines to reduce sore throat and cough and analgesics to tone down the fever. After all measles is a respiratory disease and conditions like a sore throat, coughing, minor throat and respiratory tract diseases will be contracted. If action is not taken on those conditions, they may develop into major respiratory diseases like pneumonia. It will be accompanied by dehydration and various infections of the ear and throat.
The essential doing of the virus is to cause a rash and a fever. These rashes are at first small and pink but later on turn into red blotches if not taken care of. After said person has been diagnosed with measles, you can treat them at home too with these simple remedies.
Measles is caused by a virus and its healing process is very simple and natural if some steps are followed. Some things are to be avoided like milk and some things like Orange juice and lemonade should be taken avidly to aid the recovery.
12. Get Lots Of Rest
Always and always your first priority should be getting bed rest. When a person s affected with the virus, they’re constantly tired due to the sore throats and the fever. So be sure to get lots of rest and consider your bed as your best friend. A good amount of rest will be beneficial for your immune system to work out the kinks for the cure. And it is a well known fact that if you are well rested, you will immediately feel better and it will also reduce the measles symptoms.
- 9+ hours of sleep is recommended for a person with measles.
- Activities that require a good amount of energy are to be postponed until later.
11. Drink Lots Of Fluids
A person suffering from measles is bound to be dehydrated. Always keep hydrating because hydration will ultimately lead to other major diseases. Drink plenty of fluids to keep from that happening. It is recommended that you drink on an empty stomach, maybe in the morning so that it acts as a detox and flushes out all the toxins.
- Juices and regular doses of warm water are recommended to reduce the symptoms of measles.
- It is better to drink on an empty stomach, usually in the morning.
10. Avoid Spicy Foods
At the crucial time when the immune system is assembling and developing to work out a cure for the virus, it is best to avoid spicy food as it will induce unnecessary toxins and maybe even external agents like bacteria that may worsen your condition. Especially since the respiratory tract is very vulnerable right about then, external agents like bacteria may cause diseases that would jeopardize the condition of the disease.
9. Basil Tea
Herbal teas are a common way to treat the disease, because firstly they are a great way to rid the body of toxins and they will also help soothe any type of respiratory tract diseases and conditions such as a sore throat and coughing.
Basil infused with warm water is a great herbal tea that soothes throats and also acts as a way to get rid of all the bad toxins of the body. This herbal tea can also reduce itching of the rashes and spots, it’s a simple and effective DIY remedy to treat measles and reduce measles symptoms.
8. Avoid Junk Food
Like Spicy food, junk food is also not healthy for people with measles. The oil in the junk food like burger, fries, pizza, fried chicken, broasts, zingers, hot-dogs and various other types of junk food is an unnecessary addition to the already bad toxins in the system of the patient. So make sure to avoid junk food if you’re feeling symptoms of measles.
Oily food will only worsen the condition of the patient and the spots and rashes will be affected too. So it is best to avoid such food stuff and switch to simpler and healthier food choices and of course lots of fluid that will stop dehydration.
A few glasses of lemonade will have a great affect on the condition because the juice would have vitamin A and measles’ causes include deficiency of Vitamin A. To reduce measles symptoms you need to do:
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- Take 2 glasses of Lemonade a day.
- Juice of 4 lemons a day with water and a bit of sugar will be beneficial for a person with measles.
The lemonade will also help reduce the redness and itchiness of the rashes and spots due to the measles.
Thyme is a fine herb used to treat a lot of diseases and even diseases of the respiratory tract and also skin conditions. So a person with measles can benefit greatly from thyme. Whether it be a soup or tea, thyme will help soothe the throat and also help reduce the vibrant spots and rashes.
- Make a simple chicken soup and use a lot of thyme and thyme oil to finish off.
- Make thyme infused tea, it will help to get rid of unwanted toxins and flush them away while also soothe the throat.
5. Aloe Vera For Skin
A person with measles will of course have the signature spots and rashes that will itch very much. The itching goes to the point that if you itch too much, it draws blood. The skin becomes a ghastly shade of red and maroon and blotches are all around the body, depending on how long have you been infected with the virus and it’s period after incubation.
To reduce the redness and the itching to a hopefully lower level, you can use Aloe vera which is the kind of all the soothing plants. Aloe Vera is well known for reducing measles symptoms like rashes and itchiness. Its gel is used in various skin products and it is also used to treat acne, pimples and burns. As it so happens, it is also used to treat the spots and rashes that form during measles. Just apply the aloe vera gel on to the skin where the spots and the rashes are located. Do it several times a day for a week and results will be very prominent.
4. Orange Juice
Orange Juice should be taken regularly because it has Vitamin A too. The best thing about orange juice is that it’s easy to excess and also very tasty, it does not taste like it’s a medicine when actually it acts as one when it comes to measles. So make sure to drink it regularly if you’re feeling symptoms of measles.
3. Pain Killers
Sometimes, the pain, whether it is due to the throat or due to the fever, it will get too much to bear and in that case; it is safe to take a couple painkillers. The pain killers like aspirin and ponston will help relieve pain and the temperature will go down with that.
If the person is suffering from fever while measles, you can mix butter and sugar candy and give it to the person 2 table spoons at a time. It will reduce fiver and other symptoms of measles effectively.
Coconut is actually very beneficial for a measles patient. It has coconut water too which is a great way to get rid of the toxins and extra unwanted elements in the body. Eat the coconut flesh too, it will make the healing process quicker and reduce measles symptoms.
Do-s Of treating Measles
- Do keep a healthy diet of fruits after the initial stage.
- Do take lots of fluids as they help to flush out the toxins.
- Do take baths in lukewarm water as it soothes the rashes and spots.
Don’t-s Of treating Measles
- Don’t let the person be very social as the virus is contagious.
- Don’t drink milk as it will not have a positive effect on health.
- Don’t eat oily or spicy food, it will only worsen your condition.