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what symptoms do you get from german measles?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
AKA 3 DAY MEASLES: Is transmitted via coughing or sneezing, it is not the same disease as measles. Common symptoms may be so mild that they may go unnoticed. When symptoms are present, yhey typically consist of low grade fever, headache, runny or stuffy nose, irritated or swollen eyes, back of the neck gland swelling, behind ears or base of skull and joint pain. The most common symptom is a rash trunk to extremiti.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
German Measle Sx's: German Measles (AKA Rubella or 3 Day Measles) symptoms may include fever (usually 102 or lower), joint pain, loss of appetite, feeling tired, nasal congestion,sore throat, cough, red eyes, headache & swollen & tender lymph nodes (posterior cervical & sub occipital). The most prominent symptom is a fine light red to pink rash which begins on the face and moves to the trunk and extremities. It is >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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often itchy. It usually fades w/i 3 to 5 days. A higher fever may be seen in adults.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why is rubella called "german measles"?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Help me out here: what is german measles?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Rubella: Rubella is the virus causing the "german" measles, sometimes called the "three day" measles. It can cause serious problems for an unborn baby (congenital rubella syndrome) if mom contracts this virus in the first half of the pregnancy. Other than in pregnancy, severe or serious complications are uncommon with rubella.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I don't want to develop german measles. What steps can I take?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Vaccination: German measles is caused by the rubella virus. There are vaccines available to provide you with an immunity to the rubella virus. If you have not had the rubella vaccine, you should see you doctor, or your community health clinic.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is rubella part of the red measles family?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get german measles more than once?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: There is only one serotype of rubella so one can only get it once if not immunized.

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