Should I talk to my doctor about my German measles symptoms?

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If you've been exposed to German measles or have any of the characteristic symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. Although there is no cure for German measles, your doctor can advise you how to stay comfortable and how to avoid spreading it to others. Your doctor will watch for rare complications, which include joint pain and encephalitis. Because German measles can be especially dangerous to a developing fetus, your doctor should know if you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If so, your doctor may give you hyperimmune globulin, which consists of antibodies that can help fight the virus.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

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