Here's information on what the MMR vaccine prevents. Now keep in mind by not vaccinating, these could all occur in your kid.
Symptoms usually begin 8 - 12 days after you are exposed to the virus. This is called the incubation period.
Symptoms may include:
* Bloodshot eyes
* Light sensitivity (photophobia)
* Muscle pain
o Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick
o May last 4 - 7 days
o Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body
o Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later join together
* Redness and irritation of the eyes (conjunctivitis)
* Runny nose
* Sore throat
* Tiny white spots inside the mouth (Koplik's spots)
Diarrhea, ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis, seizures, and death
Approximately 20% of reported measles cases experience one or more complications. These complications are more common among children under 5 years of age and adults over 20 years old.
Measles causes ear infections in nearly one out of every 10 children who get it. As many as one out of 20 children with measles gets pneumonia, and about one child in every 1,000 who get measles will develop encephalitis. (This is an inflammation of the brain that can lead to convulsions, and can leave your child deaf or mentally retarded.) For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it. Measles can also make a pregnant woman have a miscarriage, give birth prematurely, or have a low-birth-weight baby.
*No treatment, but can be prevented by the MMR vaccine
Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. Mumps causes
* Muscle aches
* Loss of appetite
* Swelling of the salivary glands
Serious problems are rare, but can include deafness; swelling of the brain, spinal cord, testicles, breasts or ovaries; and pregnancy loss.
*No treatment but can be prevented by MMR vaccine
* Bruising (rare)
* Inflammation of the eyes (bloodshot eyes)
* Muscle or joint pain
*Patients can take acetaminophen to reduce fever.
No other treatment, but can be prevented by MMR vaccine