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Please i would like help. I have the rubella virus disease.What is the best the treatment?

Please i would like help. I have the rubella virus disease.What is the best the treatment?

Supportive care: Rubella is a brief, self healing disease for those who experience it. It is rarely more than a minor problem for most kids and adults who experience it.Transient joint pain is a common feature. No specific treatments are needed. Rubella is deadly to a fetus during pregnancy.It can result in miscarriage, deafness, blindness and major organ damage. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

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


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I am affected by the rubella virus disease. Is there any treatment for it and if so, where can I get it?

Confusing question: You say affected by Rubella,if you mean you had it and have residual problems, any treatment would focus on the problem. For most, the residual effects are permanent. If you have active disease, there are some available treatments that you can access through your doc. ...Read more

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I would like help. affected by rubella virus disease. is there any treatment for it. if so say where the treatment is?

?? too vague: Affected by rubella virus ??? No details. Rubella is harshest on the unborn, producing permanent injury to the eyes (vision), organs (poor function),nervous system ( small brain with delay and impaired performance). The affect on the older kid is relatively minor.Injury to the nervous system tends to be permanent and treatment supportive. ...Read more

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What pre school illnesses should a pregnant mom be concerned if they catch? Rubella? Etc... ? Looking for examples and names of diseases or illnesses.

What pre school illnesses should a pregnant mom be concerned if they catch? Rubella? Etc... ? Looking for examples and names of diseases or illnesses.

MMR ParvoB19 CMV/EBV: Measles mumps rubella CMV chickenpox ebv/mononucleosis parvovirus b19 as well as many enteroviruses and adenoviruses can all cause pregnancy complications and stress for the gravida and her obstetrician. Depending on timing and degree of exposure as well as maternal immunity from prior encounters with these pathogens possible outcomes include the full range: normal to pregnancy loss or anomalies. ...Read more

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I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

No: Were you checked to see if you were vaccinated? Did they check your surface antigen? This could just mean that you need the Hep B vaccine. Talk to your doctor further about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes rubella?

What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read more

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Can you die from rubella?

Almost never: However, it is several days of misery, and if you are pregnant, it is likely that your unborn child will end up blind and/or deaf and/or seriously deformed and/or mentally handicapped. Before immunization, when one girl in a community came down with "german measles", all the other girls would be invited to a slumber party with her in hopes they'd catch it and thus be immune. ...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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What does rubella reactive means?

What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What happens when you get rubella?

Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rubella/basics/symptoms/con-20020067

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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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Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

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 does a postive result for rubella mean?

What does a postive result for rubella mean?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on your own. The best defense is immunization which trades a very mild usually inapparent 'infection' for long term protection. Rubella is not innocuous-my sister, for example, has deafness and needed heart surgery in 1945 from rubella in utero. ...Read more

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What is a good natural defence against rubella?

The vaccine!: The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is the best defense against rubella. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rubella?

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

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Can rubella be contracted more than once in a lifetime?

Rubella: No once you have rubella it gives you life long immunity and you will not get it again. ...Read more

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What does it mean when tested for rubella it's reactive?

What does it mean when tested for rubella it's reactive?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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What happens if you had rubella what would you have caught?

Confusing question: If you had rubella, you caught the German Measles, ie rubella. It is much milder than the regular measles but much more distructive to a developing fetus in the womb. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

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