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Measles (Rubeola) Overview

With vaccination being as common as it is, most people don’t know anything about the symptoms and treatment of measles. Measles, also known as rubeola, is an infectious viral disease that affects the respiratory system and occurs in winter and spring.

The most common symptoms of measles are fever, a hacking cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and a spreading rash. Measles can also cause serious complications.

The incubation period for measles is about 2 weeks from one’s exposure to the virus to the time the rash appears.

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What Medication Do You Take Most Often? 3

I use Motrin for everything. I use it for menstural cramps, muscle aches and pains, headaches and generally feeling lousy. It lasts for about 4-5 hours for menstrual cramps, takes away most headaches, and lasts about 6 hours for muscle pains (2-3 pill dosage). I have used Advil in the past and I KNOW it is the same, but maybe it is all in my head, but I think Motrin works best. My gyno even told me to take MOTRIN specifically for my cramps. And it helps as long as I don’t miss a dose. It is like clockwork with that pain.


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