Being sick can be a real drag, so imagine how our children feel when they come down with something like measles. They feel just as awful as we do when they are sick. With a viral infection such as measles, there can be terrible complications such as encephalitis, which is swelling of the brain. Other effects of measles are ear infections, diarrhea and pneumonia. Having a vaccine can help to lower the risk of these serious complications complications and help you to get better more quicker then without a vaccination.
There are a few different types of flu vaccine and other children vaccinations, including the one for measles called MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). This vaccination helps to increase the number of antibodies in your bloodstream, which in turn can lower the risk of infection. It is important to know that vaccinations will not stop you from getting these viral infections; they can however save a life by lowering the risks involved. As with any type of vaccinations, there can be side effects however these are usually outweighed by the actual vaccination benefits. If you have allergies, it is always best to discuss this with the practitioner who is administering the vaccine. In some rare cases, hospitalization is required to lower the risk.
The symptoms of measles include fever, tiredness, coughs, runny nose, sore red eyes and feeling unwell. A few days after these symptoms a rash appears starting from the face and then spreading down the body. This rash usually usually takes between four and seven days. Measles can be brought from breathing in air that someone who has the virus has taken or sneezed into. Once you have been exposed, the illness can kick in around ten days later.
Aside from vaccinations, there are a lot of things you can do to stay healthy including eating healthy. There are natural medicines such as olive leaf extract and echinacea, vitamin c and multi-vitamins which can help your body and immune system to ward of these diseases. Plenty of fresh air and exercise is also a good way to keep your body healthy.
For ward off the flu, having an influenza vaccine every year is a good help. You may still end up with the flu, but the symptoms will be a lot less debilitating. Vaccines are a fantastic help for ward off viral infections and other diseases along with living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy. All these things in the right combination will help you to live a long and healthy life.