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mineral-deficient-fbA new study published in the journal Environmental Research reveals that exposure to air pollution is significantly associated with measles incidence in China. This is consistent with the view that infection is not solely determined by exposure to a virus particle but also involves the immune status of the subject which depends on various nutritional and environmental factors, including the immunosuppressive function of air pollution. In other words, it's not just the "germ" alone but the terrain that determines disease.

In the new study titled, "Is short-term exposure to ambient fine particles associated with measles incidence in China? A multi-city study," Chinese researchers examined the relationship between short-term exposure to ambient particles with a diameter of less than ≤2.5µm (i.e. 2.5 microns thick) and measles incidence in China. They noted that rapid economic development has resulted in "severe particulate matter (PM) air pollution."

Their method was to collect data on the daily number of new measles cases and concentrations of ambient particles (≤2.5µm) from 21 cities in China between October 2013 and December 2014 and to analyze data to ascertain the effects at the national scale.

Why Is This Study Important?
This study is important for a number of reasons. First, it undermines the narrative maintained by the medical orthodoxy that measles virus alone is capable of inducing disease. By attributing this power to an invisible particle barely detectable by an electron microscope, instead of taking into account the multitude of preventable or mitigable factors linked to nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental exposures, the corollary myth that vaccines alone confer bona fide protection against infection, the agenda of universal vaccination and global eradication programs can continue unabated.

Second, by drawing attention to factors beyond the intrinsic pathogenicity of measles virus itself, it helps to explain why the Chinese measles eradication programs are notoriously ineffective at producing the expected outcome. The Chinese have one of the most vaccination compliant populations in the world due to the fact that it is mandatory there, yet they have had over 700 measles outbreaks from 2009 and 2012 alone. We explored this in greater detail in our article: Why Is China Having Measles Outbreaks When 99% Are Vaccinated?

Clearly, then, if toxicant exposure is identified as a key factor in disease causation, the vaccines themselves become highly suspect as a cause of the very disease they are designed to prevent because they often contain inordinately high amounts of immunosuppressive chemicals and metals. Also, given that there is a possibility that chemical exposure to things like DDT were historically misdiagnosed as caused by viruses, this latest study brings back into awareness the reality that viruses alone can not account for explaining the causality of most diseases which are often mislabled as "vaccine preventable."

One last thing that should be discussed is the importance of acknowledging that the present-day fear surrounding measles infection is highly irrational. Excluding rare exceptions, measles is not only a benign childhood disease, but its health benefits have been extensively documented in the biomedical literature. And this extends to a wide range of viruses, together which comprise the virome, an integral and health-promoting component of the human microbiome. Moreover, when one considers that the measles vaccine is responsible for at least 100 deaths a year versus the less than 10 deaths caused by measles in the U.S. since 2003, the risk/benefit ratio, therefore, is clearly biased towards not vaccinating.

 

12 Best Natural Cure for Measles | Home Remedies for Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease, caused by a virus called paramyxo. This disease mostly affects children but occasionally they do strike adults. Measles is mainly a respiratory infection.

Vaccination is the only prevention against measles. The child should be vaccinated around the first year. This vaccine is often combined with two other vaccines of rubella and mumps.

It should be noted that once a person is inflicted with measles, he/she develops immunity to this disease for life.

Is Measles contagious?

Measles is highly contagious. The virus spreads through the air by sneezing. Thus, a non-immune person could be infected simply by breathing in the infected air.

Measles is contagious for about four days before the rash appears and about five days later. Therefore parents, we must be vigilant and the child with measles must be immediately isolated from other family members.

Measles incubation period:

People inflicted with measles virus shows no signs of illness for about first ten days. This is the incubation period of measles virus. After this stage, high fever appears, and is often accompanied by signs like cough, runny nose and red eyes. Tiny red spots appear on the face and gradually spread on to other parts of the body. The appearance of red spots is accompanied by itching and vomiting in a few cases.

Causes

Measles is caused by a virus and is easily transmitted in the early stages through droplets of moisture discharged through coughs and sneezing by the patient. The virus attacks people with weak immunity which could result from malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, unhygienic living conditions and bad food habits.

Symptoms of measles:

The first symptom of measles may appear in seven to fourteen days after virus infection. The rashes may be of small round spots on the skin, which may be of pink color initially and they grow to dark red in color as times passes. These rashes initially appear on the sides of the face and the neck, gradually spreading all over the body.

Other allied symptoms of measles include high fever during this period, which may rise to 104 degrees in acute cases, running nose, sore throat, continuous dry cough, redness and watering of the eyes, loss of appetite and
diarrhea or vomiting and delirium in severe cases.

Steps to follow for treatment and prevention of measles

If the characteristic signs of measles occur in your child, the first thing to do is see your doctor. Consulting a physician helps to alleviate symptoms of the disease and to avoid potential complications.

Measles is a disease that the body will fight on its own and it will be cured in some time. There are no drugs that can fight the virus, so the only useful treatments are those that help relieve symptoms. But doctors generally prescribe medicines to cure sore throat or cough, antibiotics to curb bacterial infection, analgesics to reduce fever and Vitamin A supplements to reduce the risk of brain infection.

Failure to take preventive measures can result in serious complications like dehydration, respiratory infections (like pneumonia), ear infection and even encephalitis in worst cases.

Bed rest: Rest is highly recommended to the patient with measles. The child must then drink plenty of water and eat properly.

Remedies for Measles

The following are effective natural cure for measles:

 

Liquorice: Liquorice is a very effective natural cure for measles. Powder liquorice root and add honey to this powder, take half a teaspoon of each daily for better results

Tamarind seeds and turmeric: Tamarind seeds and turmeric are very effective natural cure for measles. Powder tamarind seeds, mix equal portion of the tamarind seeds powder with turmeric powder , this mix should be given in the doses of 350gm to 425gm, three times, daily to the person suffering from measles.

 

Margosa leaves: Margosa leaves contain antiviral and antiseptic properties, which are effective in treating measles. Margosa leaves can be added to hot bathing water ,to relieve the patient of itching , that comes with the rash. Patient should be immersed in the water for at least 20minutes, for better results.

 

Garlic: Garlic also can be an effective natural cure for measles. Powder the cloves of garlic and mix with honey and this can be had daily for better results.

 

Lemon juice: Lemon juice is also a very effective natural cure for measles. Take about 15-25ml of lemon juice, mixed with water can be an effective cure for measles.

 

Bitter gourd leaves and turmeric root: Powder turmeric root and mix with honey and add the juice of bitter gourd leaves. This is a very effective natural cure for measles.

 

Coconut water and flesh: Coconut water has nutrients and natural sugar , which help in cleansing the body of toxic elements , which makes it a very effective drink. Coconut flesh is rich in anti-oxidants and a liberal intake of coconut water helps in speedy recovery from measles.

 

Indian gooseberry (Amla): Indian gooseberry powder mixed with water is very effective in getting rid of itching and burning sensation during measles. Amla powder mixed with water can also be used to wash the body.

Barley: Barley water is a very effective natural cure to treat the coughs, in measles. The patient should drink barley water flavored with a few drops of sweetened almond oil as frequently as possible.

 

Calendula flowers: Calendula flowers, contains essential minerals, which help in speeding the healing process of measles. Boil three cups of water and add one tablespoon of the powdered flower. Drain and drink twice a day till the symptoms of measles exist. Peppermint oil and/or sugar can be added, to make it more effective and palatable.

Egg plant seeds: Egg plant seeds help in developing immunity against measles. The patient can be given about half to one gram of the seeds daily for three days, for better results.

Orange juice: Orange is an excellent natural cure for measles. As the patient will feel a loss of appetite and the lack of saliva in his tongue, often the patient does not feel thirsty or hungry. Orange juice makes good for this loss of appetite.

 

Butter: If measles is accompanied by fever, mix butter and sugar candy in equal quantity and lick 2 tsp. in the morning.

Precautions in handling a measles patient

  • Measles patient must be kept in isolation, for the disease is infectious and should be given complete rest, which will facilitate speedy recovery.
  • The patient can be given lots of warm water to drink, as this flushes the toxins out of the system. For better results, drink them in the mornings on empty stomach and in the evenings.
  • Initially, the patient should be given juices of fruits like orange and lemon, as the person experiences loss of appetite, this would be sufficient.
  • Gradually, the patient can start eating fruits and well balanced diet, which includes lots of green vegetables and fruits, to boost the immune system.
  • Measles patient should be kept in well ventilated room.
  • Avoid sunlight as measles damages eye tissues which results in water eyes. The room should have subdued light, so as to not further cause damage to the eyes.
  • Avoid milk, milk products, as they may worsen the condition. If the child is heavily dependent on milk, limit the intake.
  • Ensure that the room and the surroundings are clean and tidy