Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

German Measles Treatment

The treatment for rubella focuses on prevention of the disease. The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is very effective for preventing the illness. However, there is no cure for a rubella infection. Treatment of acute rubella is largely supportive.

Treatment options for acute rubella infection include:

German Measles Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of rubella.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
    • For how long?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work or school?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having rubella again?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

German Measles Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat rubella:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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