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What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Arthritis medication: There are a number of different classes of medication that might be effective. I would suggest seeing a rheumatologist experienced in seeing pediatric ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
MTX & TNF-inhibitor: Kids tolerate the combination of weekly Methotrexate injected under the skin(mtx)and a tnf-inhibitor(enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade)so well, th ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Which type?: Some people with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis only have it for a few months & others have it over their lifetime. People who are diagnosed with ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Illegal drugs: Adding any drug to your medication regimen has the risk of side effects, and worse, can increase your risk for kidney or liver failure in combination ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Diet and supplements will not help. You need strict control of the inflammation or you will experience progressive joint damage.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Exercise : You will need medications, but exercise is important pain controller. The cdc has a campaign that says exercise the arthritis pain reliever. We can no ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
There is none: Unless joint inflammation is controlled one runs a significant risk of permanent damage and disability. There are no alternatives that will prevent th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Let the buyer beware: I don't know a lot about alternative treatments for jra, but i see lots of patients that missed their opportunity to prevent permanent joint damage wh ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
You mean JRA/JIA?: Cause of JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is still unknown. Small number of JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis) are associated with psoriasis and ... Read More

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