|Treating Measles in Children (Document & Slides) (WHO - OMS, 1997, 60 p.)|
|Part 5. GENERAL MANAGEMENT|
ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF MANAGEMENT
Relieve common symptoms
Note: The principles of treatment discussed in slides 29-36 apply equally to uncomplicated, complicated and severe complicated measles, whether treatment is at home, on an outpatient basis or in hospital.
There are four major components of the management of all measles cases. They are summarized on this slide:
· Relieve common symptoms such as fever, cough, blocked nose, conjunctivitis and sore mouth.
· Provide nutritional support and promote breast-feeding.
· Provide vitamin A.
· Inform the mother about the illness and what to expect in the next few days.
These four components are explained in more detail on slides 30-36.