The nurse is caring for a child with rubella. Which of the following should the nurse include in the care plan?


•Rubella, also known as German measles, is a disease caused by the rubella virus. Most people are immunized against it with the MMR vaccine.

•Rubella causes joint pain, fever, headache, and a rash. Acetaminophen can be used to reduce the fever and relieve joint pain.

•Antihistamines can be administered to relieve pruritus.

Incorrect options:

•Applying a lubricating jelly to avoid nose excoriation and administering a cough suppressant are interventions for rubeola, which causes a cough and runny nose.

•Codeine and other opioid medications are not recommended for the mild symptoms caused by rubella.

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