Baby Measles or Roseola (Tigdas Hangin)
My 3-year old son recently had Baby Measles or Roseola. We commonly know it as Tigdas Hangin. I was relieved that it’s a mild case and rashes go away eventually without treatment.
I was traumatized by his Kawasaki Disease last May 2012 so I tend to worry a lot each and every time his body temperature gets high. His temperature goes higher during nighttime and drops during the day so we had him checked by his pediatrician as soon as possible. The doctor said that it’s only caused by a viral infection and that there’s nothing to worry about. Fever persisted for another 2 days, then we took him to a masseuse to check for sprains. His fever ceased on the third day but rashes appeared on his trunk. Again, we took him to his pedia and he was diagnosed with Roseola. The rash lasted for 2 days.
Tigdas Hangin Symptoms:
- Persistent fever
- Sore throat and/or runny nose
- Mild diarrhea
- Red eyes
- Poor appetite
- Rashes (will only show after fever stops and usually start to appear on the middle of the body then extend to the legs, arms, and face ; pinkish red in color)
- Regular sponge bath
- Paracetamol for fever (given every 4 hours)
- Drink plenty of water and juices
- Vitamin C
- Enough rest
Baby Measles and Pregnancy
I was 5 months pregnant during the time so I asked his pedia as well as my OB-gyne if it’s going to affect my unborn child. They told me that pregnant women in their 1st trimester are more vulnerable to the disease. Plus, I wasn’t directly infected by the virus.
Having a “personal” pediatrician for your child is very important because he or she can keep a close watch on your child’s growth and development. You can also personally call him or her during emergencies.