How is measles treated?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Supportive care is normally all that is required for patients with measles. Vitamin A supplementation during acute measles significantly reduces risks of morbidity and mortality.

For patient education resources, see Bacterial and Viral Infections, as well as Measles and Skin Rashes in Children.


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