Yoga and Naturopathy for Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. Initial signs and symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 104.0°f, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Two or three days after the start of symptoms, small white spots may form inside the mouth, known as koplik’s spots. The disease spreads through the air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing, saliva (kissing or shared drinks) skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs), . Measles symptoms don’t appear until 10 to 14 days after exposure. There’s no treatment to get rid of an established measles infection, but over-the-counter fever reducers or vitamin a may help with symptoms.


Pranayama: Deep Breathing, Nadi Sodhan, Anulom Vilom, Om Chanting, Bhramari Pranayama etc.

Diet Therapy:

Maintain hygiene and have liquid diet for 2 days mainly lemon water, orange juice, sweet lime juice, pineapple juice etc.

Avoid heavy food i.e. fried, roasted, readymade, tinned food etc.

Take mulethi powder with honey or grinded clove with honey.


Keep the room open, fresh and let the sunlight come in. 

Take mud pack on abdomen for 20 min and enema with lemon water or neem water.

Take sponge bath with the Neem (margosa) leaves water.

Take hot foot bath. Have proper rest even after the symptoms subside to fully recover.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

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