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2. Reddish-brown body rash

There is no disputing the fact that the measles reddish-brown body rash is the most obvious sign of this illness. It usually appears about 14 days after the patient has been exposed. Usually, it starts in the form of flat reddish spots on the patient's forehead, and behind the ears. Sometimes the spots merge into large freckled patches. It can be quite itchy at times but scratching the spots may leave pockmarks. The rash spreads from the forehead to cover all of the body right down to the feet. It spreads in just a couple of days. Normally, it lasts for a week or so and then it fades away.

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