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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. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles is also known as Rubella. 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


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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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Can you clarify what rubella really is?

German Measles: There are 2 types of measles, rubella (german measles) and rubeola (big measles).Rubella is bad because it can really harm a fetus by miscarrage or birth defects.Please get the MMR vaccine and vaccinate your kids. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What is expected if you are infected with rubella?

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 more

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Can you please describe the effects and scientific name of rubella?

Can you please describe the effects and scientific name of rubella?

Rubella: Scientific name rubella, people alkno it as german measles. It is manifested by a non itchy generalized rash, low grade fever. The problem with rubella is getting the disease by women when pregnant because of the potential sode effects on their babies: heart disease, cataracts and mental retardation. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...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