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

Administer acetaminophen as prescribed for fever and joint pain


•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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