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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is inflammation?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 29 years experience
Inflammation: Calor, dolor, rubor, swelling.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have prostoprative inflammation..

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Important to surgeon: Let the surgeon know. It maybe nothing or very important, the dr needs to know.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What can I do to lessen the inflammation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Depends on cause: In most instances one takes an antiinflammatory like an advil, aleve (naproxen) or even aspirin. If more is required a steroid preparation may be needed. Speak to your doctor. He knows what is going on and what would be best for you.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can inflammation slow you down?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: The location of the inflammation and the intensity of the inflammation will dictate the speed of recovery and whether you can accomplish what you need to efficiently and rapidly. Be sure you clear with your doctor wheat activities you are engaging in so that you do not re-activate the inflammation.
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is inflammation.? How can it be treated

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Inflammation just: Refers to a tissue reaction to another process - infection, injury, rheumatologic disease, etc. Best plan entirely dependent on the inciting event/process.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is lacrimal inflammation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Tear inflammation: The lacrimal system is the part of the external eye which produces tears, bathes the eye and drains into the nose. Inflammation of any part of this system is defined as lacrimal inflammation.

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