Rubella (German measles)
A usually mild disease caused by the rubella virus.
- Slight fever, swollen lymph nodes in the armpits or groin.
- A rash of flat pink spots develops after about two or three days, but it isn’t itchy.
- Some children have joint pain.
- Phone your doctor.
- Don’t take your child to the doctor because of the risk of infecting pregnant women.
- Liquid paracetamol to reduce fever.
- Plenty of liquids.