When a person develops measles, one of the symptoms that they are likely to experience is a rash. The rash that appears on the skin will typically be blotchy and a reddish-brown in color. Typically, this measles rash will begin to appear about four days after a person has been exposed to the virus. Most often, you will notice that a child will start to have a blotchy
discoloration on their face.
As mentioned, this blotchiness will be accompanied by a fever in most cases. The rash will typically first appear near the hairline. It will then spread down the neck, throughout the shoulders, onto the arms, then the torso, the legs, and the feet. As the rash is spreading all over the body, it is likely that the fever is going to be higher as well. If you notice this type of rash on your child, it is important to call your doctor right away to discuss what steps to take next.