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Rubella, also called German measles or three-day measles, is a viral infectious disease and it can be detected through specific red rash.
Rubella, also called German measles or three-day measles, is a viral infectious disease and it can be detected through specific red rash (spots or pimples). Rubella used to be very common disease in children before State and Ministry of Health recommends that all children should be vaccinated against measles vaccination associated, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Rubella is unlike measles (rubeola), although the two diseases cause red rash. Rubella is caused by a virus, which is different from measles, and it is not contagious and serious as measles.
Anyone is at risk of rubella. Rubella in both children and adults get improved quickly, not serious and rarely have complications. Real threat of infectious rubella is pregnant women. If pregnant mothers are infected with the virus, especially during the first 4 months of pregnancy, babies are born at risk of birth defects or even stillborn fetus.
Children may not have any symptoms when being infected rubella. Typically, the disease takes 2 to 3 weeks after exposure to have symptoms.
If occur, symptoms may include:
Adults and teens will have additional symptoms including:
These symptoms usually disappear within a few days but also there are longer cases.
There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
You need consult or take the child to hospital when you see you or your child has rash or any symptoms listed above.
During pregnancy, you will take Rubella tests and vaccine from a maternity doctor when needed. However, if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant and simultaneously detect Rubella symptoms, you should immediately hospitalize for medical supervision.
If you have any signs or symptoms listed above or have any questions, please consult with your doctor. Everyone’s body acts differently. It is always best to discuss with your doctor what is best for your situation.
Rubella virus causes rubella. The virus is transmitted from person to person through contact with secretions from nose and throat of infected people. This disease is highly contagious and easily transmitted to others. A person may transmit the virus to others one week before skin rash appears until 1 week after rash clears. Pregnant women can pass the virus to the baby through bloodstream.
There are many risk factors for this disease such as:
There are no risk factors not meaning you cannot get disease. These signs are for reference only. You should consult doctor for more details.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
Rubella is quite difficult to diagnose and its symptoms are not clear. Your doctor will diagnose from the clinical history and examination of your symptoms or your children. If you are pregnant with symptoms of rubella or have been exposed to rubella patients, doctors may remove fluid from throat, blood or urine samples for testing.
Currently, process of autoimmune disease and Rubella has been not shortened. Once being infected rubella infection, your body child will automatically resistant and immune to the disease permanently. If your children feel uncomfortable, you can use antipyretics and analgesics such as paracetamol dose usually for your children. You can also ask pharmacist at drug counter the topical cream if itched.
If you are pregnant, your doctor may prescribe antigen Rubella (hyperimmune globulin) to help your virus resistance but it still remains risk of birth defects.
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with this disease:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you. Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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