Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

In rare instances when a child or adult is infected with rubella, simple self-care measures are required:

  • Rest in bed as necessary.
  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to relieve discomfort from fever and aches.
  • Tell friends, family and co-workers — especially pregnant women — about your diagnosis if they may have been exposed to the disease.
  • Avoid people who have conditions that cause deficient or suppressed immune systems.
  • Tell your child's school or child care provider that your child has rubella.
Jul. 09, 2011