Measles, also known as morbilli or rubeola, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the rubeola virus that can be prevented by vaccination. Symptoms may include a dry, hacking cough, watery eyes, high fever, body aches, conjunctivitis, sores inside the mouth, and a brown and red spotty rash. The infection multiplies in the lungs, back of the throat, and lymphatic system. Eventually, it travels to the eyes, blood vessels, central nervous system, and urinary tract. Although there is currently no cure for measles, these tips can be used at home.
10. Olive Leaf
Because it is not a bacterial infection, measles cannot be treated by an antibiotic; therefore, it is important to fight the disease at home. Olive leaf has naturally occurring antiviral and antimicrobial properties that may help kill the measles virus. It is also high in antioxidants to assist in the healing process. Grind a few olive leafs in a food processor until a paste is formed. Apply the paste to the rash on the skin and leave on for thirty minutes. Gently rinse the area with warm water and pat dry.