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A 38-year-old member asked:

how to treat juvenile arthritis?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
That is...: ...A very complex question involving a very complex condition. There are a number of protocols used, but the bottom line is that a specialist is generally required to taylor a medication regimen to your particular child. I don't think i can give a better answer in the 400 characters allowed.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Aggressive is best: Kids require aggressive treatment to prevent growth abnormalities and to put their disease into remission. There is no cure now and it is not self-limited. Kids should be followed by a board certified pediatric rheumatologist and almost all will need weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. Larger joints can also be easily injected with a long acting corticosteroid. Nsaids are not enough.
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JA-treatments: Treatments include physical therapy to keep the joints moving and prevent stiffness, NSAIDs to treat pain, and medications that lower the immune system in order to eliminate the arthritis, preserve cartilage, and prevent permanent joint damage

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Multi system: There are many types of jra all with different signs and symptoms. Symptoms range from joint swelling and pain on 4 or less joints, to multiple joint involvement with pain swelling and redness with fever, organ and eye involvement . There is a form that causes skin rashes similar to psoriasis.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

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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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What treatment will one get for juvenile arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Start with NASAIDS: Nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naproxene is the first line drug to start. Depending upon the severity and frequency of relapse of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid or Methotrexate is often added to control.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are the different types of juvenile arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be more specific!: Are you referring to jra (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) or jia? Or any arthritis in children?
A 49-year-old member asked:

I think I have juvenile arthritis symptoms but not sure. What are they?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See a rheumatologist: Juvenile arthritis symptoms at age 49? Possible but highly unlikely unless they began in childhood. See a rheumatologist.

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