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what medications should i take for juvenile arthritis?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
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 patients for their recommendations.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
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, there is no reason to not start both medications.The goal in children should be no active arthritis.There is not the same risk of infections that adults have w/ meds.Kids are growing and anything less than total remission of their disease can inhibit normal growth.

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

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>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I want to start an exercise program and I have arthritis. What should I do?

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Dr. Mike Moore
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Family Medicine 8 years experience
Start slow: Exercise for people with arthritis can help them with their pain if they start slow and use non-impact exercise (like water aerobics). A visit with a physical therapist can really help.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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great response
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Thanks!
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A 30-year-old male asked:

If someone is seizure free on a low level of Dilantin 3.1 for 15 years since teen what are the chances of another seizure are chances low ?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Very low-unlikely: Your Dilantin level is known as a homeopathic dose-not likely to be preventing any seizure activity if you truly have an ongoing epilepsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause joint inflammation/redness without pain?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few.
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What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Viral infection: Leukopenia, low white cell count, is most often caused by viral infection. A number of different conditions or infections have to be considered as well.

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