Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014
Treatment of measles involves allowing the body to rest as well as boosting its support with natural remedies and supplements. Fluids, rest and avoiding activity are important considerations for treating measles. Additionally, natural supplements including vitamin C, turmeric and barley also aid the system in healing.
What are Measles?
A childhood infection, measles is a common condition that is typically prevented via vaccine. Common symptoms of measles include cough, runny nose, inflammation in the eyes, sore throat, fever, and a red skin rash. Measles can be fatal in small children.
Measles are especially contagious and are passed via a virus that thrives in the mucus membranes of the throat and nose. When an infected individual coughs or sneezes, infected water droplets enter the air. As another individual inhales or contacts this infection by touching a contaminated surface and touching his or her mouth or eyes, he or she will likely contract the condition.
Home Remedies for Measles
No treatment actually cures the vaccine; however, several home remedies can be applied to protect an infected individual and prevent further progression of the illness. Rest, plenty of fluids and avoiding contact with other individuals is crucial. Additionally, supplements including turmeric, barley and vitamin C support immune health and shorten recovery.
Turmeric is derived from the Curcuma longa plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Taken as a powder mixed with honey or milk, turmeric aids in recovery and supports the immune system.
A common cereal grain, barley is a good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, selenium, vitamin B1 and several other vitamins and minerals. As such, barley supports general health and can shorten recovery time by supplementing the diet. Barely water offers relief to a sore throat and cough while a bath in barely water may relieve the rash.
Vitamin c is a potent antioxidant and has several other healing properties. Vitamin C eliminates toxins in the body and supports recovery. Additionally, vitamin C supports the growth and repair of the body and tissues.
The characteristic symptom of measles is a red, itchy rash. When caught early and treated effectively, the progression of measles can be prevented.
Hi EC and Ted,
Ted mentioned curing Measles in one day via Aspirin. My 2yr old has a rash and diarrhea (but is otherwise fine - eating, drinking, playing, no fever) and we visited the Dr today, who diagnosed possible Measles (albeit a minor case). He is not immunised. I was just wondering why the internet says quite strongly that Aspirin is dangerous for children under 12 and if I wanted to try the remedy for my 2 yr old, how much should I give him? Thank you kindly.