What are the treatment options for German measles?

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There is no cure for German measles. Doctors recommend isolation from others, especially pregnant women, during the infectious period. If you're looking for symptom relief, treatment consists of keeping yourself comfortable by getting plenty of rest and taking acetaminophen for fever. If you're pregnant, your doctor may give you something called hyperimmune globulin-antibodies that fight the virus-to relieve your symptoms. Hyperimmune globulin cannot prevent your fetus from contracting the German measles virus, however.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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