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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is rubella?

Infection with the rubella virus. Rubella is highly contagious as it is transmitted through droplets when sneezing. In pregnant women, rubella can also infect and cause harm to the fetus.

Symptoms of rubella

  • Skin abnormality

  • Pain in the same joints on both left and right sides.

  • Recent contact with sick people with similar symptoms

  • Rash remains separate and not joining or overlapping

  • Redness on face spread quickly to the whole body

  • Fever

  • Joint pain even when resting

  • Rash starting at the same time as fever

Questions your doctor may ask to check for rubella

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose rubella

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have the same joint pain on both sides of your body (symmetrical)?

  • Are there people around you with the same symptoms?

  • Are your skin bumps are separate from each other (without overlapping)?

  • When you had a bumpy rash on your face, did it spread rapidly to the entire body?

Treatment for rubella

There is no specific treatment for this condition. The doctor may give you medicines to relieve symptoms like fever. Certain groups like pregnant women may require medications injected through the bloodstream to protect their fetus.

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