How to prevent and treat rubella

How to prevent and treat rubella

Doctor Nguyen Tran Hoang


If you plan to become pregnant, you need to be vaccinated against MMR (mumps, measles, rubella, one shot, for all three diseases mentioned above). (Illustration: George Frey/Getty Images)

-If I have Rubella, what to do, and how to treat?

-According to the article, if you have this Rubella disease, it can affect the baby if you are pregnant, so what should you do if you are pregnant and try to see the disease?

-I’m thinking of having a baby, so how do I make sure I’m infected with Rubella, and if I need to get vaccinated, how should I get vaccinated? Should all women be vaccinated against this disease?


Dealing with rubella

If you develop a rash, or symptoms of illness, see your doctor soon.

If possible, or planning to become pregnant, make sure you have received the MMR vaccine (Mumps, Measles, Rubella – mumps, measles, rubella, one shot, for all three) and have immunity. resistance. Because this disease can cause the fetus to die in the womb, or have serious birth defects.

If you are pregnant, your obstetrician will usually test you to see if you are immune to the disease. However, if you have never been vaccinated, and if you think you are in contact with someone who is sick, see your doctor immediately. A simple blood test can confirm that we have immunity, to make sure we will not catch the disease.

If you’re not pregnant, and if you have rubella, you usually don’t need treatment, or just take medicine for the symptoms (such as Tylenol, if you have a mild fever), and rest. Because the disease is usually mild, it goes away quickly, and there is no medicine that can make it go away faster.

However, the doctor will remind us to isolate ourselves from others, especially pregnant women, and people whose resistance is reduced, during the time the disease can be transmitted to them (i.e. between 10 days before symptoms appear, until two weeks after the rash disappears; of course we often don’t know we are sick, until symptoms appear).

Again, if children have viral infections, like rubella, measles, flu, etc., remember not to give them aspirin. Because this medicine can lead to Reyes syndrome, a condition that can lead to death, and serious damage to many organs in the body.

If you are pregnant, not immune, and are contagious, talk to your doctor right away (the risk of serious complications for the baby is up to 85%).

If you still want to keep your pregnancy, your doctor will likely need to give you an antiviral called hyperimmune globulin. It should be clearly understood that this substance can alleviate symptoms for the mother, but cannot rule out the possibility that the baby, if born, will develop such serious deformities as mentioned above.

(Illustration: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP via Getty Images)

Reminder about MMR . vaccination

You do not need the MMR vaccine if:

  • Fully vaccinated.
  • The results of the blood test show that I have immunity.
  • Men born before 1957.
  • Women born before 1957 and do not plan to have more children.

You should get the MMR shot if you are not, and:

  • Not (currently) pregnant, but at an age where it is still possible to get pregnant.
  • Going to university, vocational training (college, trade school or postsecondary school).
  • Working in medical facilities, in contact with patients and children.
  • Tourism calculation.

The following people should not get the MMR vaccine:

  • Pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant within four weeks.
  • Have a severe allergy to gelatin, the antibiotic neomycin, or to the MMR vaccine.
  • Are taking drugs that lower the body’s resistance (such as cancer drugs, some blood diseases – ask your doctor). [qd]

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