rubella (german measles)

German measles typically begins with a runny nose

Some may experience a sore throat with swollen lymph glands at the back of the head and behind the ears

Fever and associated symptoms such as pallor, and chill

Appetite decreases

Within a day a rash appears on the forehead and behind the ears and then spreads to the rest of the body

If there is enough rash the skin looks red and blotch

After a couple of days the rash has usually disappeared
Once the rash appears recovery begins

what you can do

  • take olive leaf extract as directed on the bottle
  • clay poultice to the abdomen if fever is present
  • nutritious foods and fluids
  • give elderberry syrup or tea for its antiviral properties
  • give infusions of meadowsweet tea to help reduce fever and inflammation