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Is Fever Typical With 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2 yrs daughter got fever, rash from 3wks, now rubella igg=120 igm=0.33, she had vaccination 6m earlier
i'm pregnant 4wks and igg=18.2 igm=0.96
am i infected?
Vaccinations: It is better to be vaccinated against rubella and hepatitis b before you get pregnant. Flu shots are given annually in the fall before the beginning of flu season. Since pregnant women are vulnerable to flu, all pregnant women should have a flu shot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 year old due to receive single rubella vaccine and then flu nasal vaccine within 48 hours, are these too immunisations together?
I'm a 52 yr old F from the Caribbean. At ages 3 to 5 yrs. I had German measles, Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria. What post effects can I expect now?
You would know: Of the three, diphtheria can produce toxins that affect your heart, but you would know that by now. Scarlet fever is just an alternate form of strep throat & only 1/200 develop rheumatic fever, which you would also know by now. German measles is a minor illness in kids of little importance. If anything it made you immune. Only a fetus becomes damaged by this germ, older kids/adults do not.. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
Rubella: 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 rarely are seen today. ...Read more
Rubella: German Measles (AKA Rubella or 3 Day Measles) is a viral infection. When a pregnant woman is infected wRubella – miscarriage occurs in 20% or it can lead to Congenital Rubella Syndrome. Rubella 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers