Our expert says:
An allergy would normally be all over the body. The rash of german measles or measles are coarse - if you feel over the skin it feels rough. Also if you press on the skin you will see that the red dots disappear and reappear. Rubella rash usually starts at the head and moves down to the chest and neck - disappears after about 3-4 days. German measles causes enlarged glands in the hairline of the neck at the back. They can do a blood test to check for Rubella antibodies if unsure. It is normally not a dangerous disease but he should not come into contact with pregnant women as Rubella can cause severe birth abnormalities.
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