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Measles - anyone know what the incubation period is?
have you had measles/MMR? If so he should still have protection from you and may escape or only get a mild dose. Has the toddlers case been confirmed in the lab? Lots of drs aren;t good at spotting it these days. If he has the spots in his mouth it is measles if not may well be something else.
The protection lasts up to about a year, and although it begins to wear off he should still have some. If you are bfeeding why not have some cod liver oil yourself- that'll make sure you have lots of vitamin A in your milk I guess (is it that simple? not sure- but can't do any harm to take some for a short while - obviusly you don't want to overdose on vit A). I'm sure bfeeding will help. it has to be cod liver oil though- not just fish oil- you need the liver.
One of my sons was expposed to chickenpox from his brother at 8 months- he didn't get it and paed said it was because he still had protection from me. He said then it lasts for about a year.
no, not an expert at all, just interested. Bit of an alternative type really.
Hope your little one is OK. I'm sure he will be. Scary though isn't it? It is possible to get immunoglobulin (I think that's the right word) - and that can be given after a definite exposure. As he's so young your doctor may be happy to give it. Might be worth talking to your GP about that - he may feel that as you had it when young he'll have quite good protection anyway. That's one for the medically trained though!
Pamina I went to the Ainsworths website. When I clicked on measles it asked me various questions and has come back with some other possible remedies for measles - none of which is the one Jimjams mentioned. So not quite sure what to do now...but I guess nothing to lose by ordering the recommended remedy anyway?
dinosaur morbillinum is a remedy to take after exposure to measles- kind of like a mini vaccination- to try and stop it developing. The ones Ainsworths recommended (probably things like belladonna etc) will be to treat the symptoms of things like high fever etc if measles develops. Defintely order the ones they recommended- might be a bit late for morbillinum now. If you do want some morbillinum feel free to CAT me your address and I can pop some in the post for you (no point paying a fiver for a vial from Ainsworths I have lots here).