The Chief Epidemiologist with Collin County Health Care Services has confirmed a case of measles at Schell Elementary.
Measles is highly contagious and is primarily transmitted from person-to-person by physical contact and through the air by the infected person coughing or sneezing. Symptoms of measles include rash, a fever above 101, cough, runny nose, or eye redness. Patients are contagious from four days before onset of the rash to four days after appearance of rash.
Those who have not been vaccinated are at higher risk of complications from measles.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.