How To Identify Rubella

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How To Identify Rubella
How To Identify Rubella

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The main symptom of rubella is a red skin rash. It appears after the incubation period of the disease, which usually lasts from 12 to 23 days. At this time, the person is already infected with rubella, but it is asymptomatic.

How to identify rubella
How to identify rubella


Step 1

Look closely at the skin rash. In rubella, it is rounded, pale pink in color, its diameter is from 2 to 5 mm. Beginning on the face and neck, the rash spreads throughout the body over several hours. On the body, it manifests itself unevenly: on the bends of the arms and legs, the back and buttocks, it is most concentrated, there is little on the face, and not at all on the palms and feet. In children, 1-3 days after education, it gradually turns pale and disappears completely.

Step 2

Measure the temperature. 2-3 days after the onset of the rash, it can rise to 38 degrees.

Step 3

Examine the occipital, behind the ear, and posterior cervical lymph nodes. With rubella, they are enlarged. When pressed, painful sensations arise.

Step 4

Donate blood from a vein for analysis. This analysis is taken 1-3 days after the onset of the disease and is repeated after 7-10 days. The presence of rubella antibodies in the blood confirms that a person has had this disease. Each person can get rubella only once in their life, because after a disease, a stable lifelong immunity to this disease is developed.

Step 5

Please note that adults are more likely to suffer from this disease than children. With rubella, they usually feel general malaise, aching joints and muscles, and headache. They have a high fever, accompanied by severe chills. Also common are runny nose, cough with sore throat, watery eyes and photophobia. The rash in adults does not go away for about 5 days.

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