What are the symptoms of German measles?

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The symptoms of German measles are usually mild and may even go unnoticed. If symptoms occur at all, they usually show up about two to three weeks after being exposed to the virus and last between two and three days. Common symptoms include a low-grade fever, red eyes, cough, headache, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes, rose-colored spots in the mouth, and a characteristic rash that starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. Adults, mainly women, may also experience joint pain.

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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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