Measles, also known as morbilli, is a viral infection that commonly affects children and causes a skin rash, fever, and swelling of the lymph nodes. It is very contagious and there is a vaccine for it.
Measles is caused by a virus and is very contagious. Measles can be very unpleasant and can lead sometimes to serious complications. Anyone can get measles if he has not been vaccinated. People who did not have measles before can also get it if they come in contact with an infected person. However, the condition is most common in young children. The infection disappears usually in around 7 to 10 days.
The infection begins with flu-like symptoms (runny nose, fever, cough) and subsequently develops into a fever and a rash with large spots that spread from the head downward. The lymph nodes are also swollen enough to be felt. Because the measles weakens the immune system, other dangerous secondary infections of the lung or brain can develop. The measles can remain undetected for several years after the initial attack and attack the brain, which can lead to death.
To prevent measles, an effort to vaccinate the entire population is being undertaken to protect from the consequences of the infection. Two shots are required, the first one at 12 months of age and the second at 15-24 months. The shot is combined with other vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). If an infection with measles occurs, the infected child should not be allowed contact with other children for 5 days after the outbreak of the rash to prevent the infection from spreading. People who have come in contact with the infected child (classmates, for example) and who have not had measles or been vaccinated against them should stay at home for 14 days for the same reason. There is no treatment for measles. The only protection against measles is the vaccination or a previous measles infection.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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