Measles, rubella

  • Viral infection that may affect the entire body
  • Symptoms may include swollen glands in the neck or behind the ear, mild rash and fever
  • Spread by breathing in infected droplets from the air
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age in individuals not vaccinated against rubella
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe depending on the age of the affected individual
  • Can be life threatening

  • Avoid spreading the infection to others by staying at home and practicing good hand washing and cleaning habits
  • Rest

 

FOR ITCHING

  • Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch
  • Moisturize daily
  • Use creams, lotions or gels that soothe and cool the skin
  • Avoid scratching
  • Cut fingernails short, and consider wearing gloves at night to prevent scratching
  • Use mild, fragrance free soap and laundry detergent
  • Cover area with cold wet bandages or take a cool bath
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Hydrocortisone cream
    • Diphenhydramine

 

FOR NASAL CONGESTION

  • Increase fluid intake
  • Breathe moist steam from a hot shower or bowl of water
  • Apply hot packs or compresses to face
  • Clear your nasal passages with an approved nasal device
  • Elevate your head while sleeping
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage)
    • Decongestants
    • Saline nasal sprays

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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