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Is fever typical with rubella?

Is fever typical with rubella?

Yes: Fever is common in rubella, especially in children. It is usually mild and lasts only a couple of days. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more


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My 1wk till 8mths had a fever of highest 104.7 which last 3d. Nows gone but a day later there's these red dots all over her body could it be rubella?

My 1wk till 8mths had a fever of highest 104.7 which last 3d. Nows gone but a day later there's these red dots all over her body could it be rubella?

Roseola: Very common virus seen in this age group -6 months to 24 months. Fever can be as high as 106! caused by virus called human herpesvirus 6 (hhv-6). Transferred by oral secretions, not very contagious, no seasonal variation . Fever may last from 1-6 days, typically 3 days . Within 12-24 hrs of fever breaking a rash rapidly appears like "measles". It can be raised or flat, .Supportive treatment. ...Read more

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Im 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Why do you get a fever after the vaccination of the german measles?

Why do you get a fever  after the vaccination of the german measles?

Sub clinical infecti: Immunization with a live attenuated virus vaccine can cause sub clinical infection. Can also have a local reaction with mild fever. ...Read more

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Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.

See doctor: Several viruses can cause fever with skin rash, and any child with fever and rash should be seen by a doctor, preferably the child's pediatrician. Mostly these are mild but sometimes serious. Better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i tested positive for rubella and im preganent what should I do. My dr. Never mentioned it to me i had to request my labs i don't no what do to im worried about the baby

If i tested positive for rubella and im preganent what should I do. My dr. Never mentioned it to me i had to request my labs i don't no what do to im worried about the baby

Usually, : Usually, most prenatal screening tests look for the presence of rubella antibodies which means that a positive result is good! if you have rubella antibodies it means that you are immune to rubella (usually from the vaccine you received as a kid) and that you and the baby are safe. If you don't think this is the case, call your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't have the MMR jab? I know you could get the illnesses (measles, mumps and rubella) but is there anything else?

What could happen if you don't have the MMR jab? I know you could get the illnesses (measles, mumps and rubella) but is there anything else?

Long term issues: Measles:can cause encephalitis with brain damage in 1/1000 and death in 3/1000 cases. Mumps can cause pregnancy loss, male sterility, mild encephalitis, other problems and occasional death in adults. Rubella, while relatively mild in most, occasionally produces encephalitis in the patient.It is well known for producing miscarriage, birth defects and mental retardation in infants infected in the womb. ...Read more

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What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

Rubella immunity: You need to consult an immunologist or infectious diease specialist to evaluate th your immune system for failing to build immunity to rubella after 5 doses of the vaccine. Are you on any immune suppressant medications such as steroids or biological treatment? that would do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can rubella be controlled?

How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize: The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. This measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US, encourage everyone to immunize. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more