What is Rubella Disease – Treatment, Home Remedies and Prevention

Rubella is a contagious disease. It is more common in children but the symptoms are initially asymptomatic and more pronounced later in adults. There has been no reported cases of epidemic of this disease since February 2009 in the United States. This article tries to gain insight on the treatment and prevention methods of this disease.

Treatment of Rubella Disease:

  • There is no specific treatment for this disease.
  • Treatment is aimed at the symptoms of the disease to reduce the discomfort.
  • Prognosis of children suffering from the congenital rubella syndrome is also poor.
  • Heart complications and cataracts which are common in these children is treated by surgery.

Home Remedies of Rubella Disease: Home remedies are easily available, time-tested and cost effective treatments of ailments. Mostly importantly they have no side effects. Some of these natural ways of dealing with this infection are:

Licorice: Mix half teaspoon of licorice powder and honey. Taking this mixture can provide relief from the cough due to this infection.

Orange: People suffering from this infection experience intense thirst and hunger. Drinking plenty of orange juice can provide relief from this condition.

Egg plant: Measles contraction common during this infection can be reduced by taling 1 gm of egg plant seeds thrice every day.

Lemon: Thirst can be relieved by drinking 15-25ml of lemon juice diluted in a glass of water.

Barley: Another effective home remedy to reduce the cough of german measles to drink barley water with fresh sweet almond oil in it frequently.

Turmeric: Roots of turmeric is to be dried under the hot sun and grinded to make a fine powder. A teaspoon of this powder is to be mixed with bitter gourd leaf juice and a few drops of honey to get relief from rubella symptoms.

Prevention of Rubella Disease:

Vaccination on a large scale is carried out to prevent this disease. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the first dose is to be given to babies of 12 to 18 months of age and the second dose is to be given at 36 months. Pragnant women are tested for this virus in the initial stages of pregnancy and vaccination is delayed until the child birth. This is because the vaccination of this disease involves live though disabled virus. After a successful immunization program in 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that both the acquired and congenitalforms of this disease have been eliminated from the United States.

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