Thanks for posting in HCM.
I understand your concern. Rubella
) is a contagious viral infection.
It is a significant health risk for pregnant women. If a pregnant woman is infected with rubella, especially in the first trimester, it may lead to miscarriage
or the fetus may suffer severe birth defects.
Once a person is infected with rubella, a person would have lifelong immunity.
You can infect others from 10 days before the rash appears until about 2 weeks after it disappears.
Like most other viral infections, there is no cure for rubella. It is a self limiting disease and you need to wait for the period to go away.
No treatment will shorten the course of rubella infection. Symptoms are so mild that treatment is usually not necessary. You need to take supportive treatment like analgesics such as paracetamol
for fever and headache.
If you contact rubella infection while you're pregnant, you need to discuss the risks to your baby with your doctor.
Hope the information provided would be helpful.
All the best.