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What are the best treatments for reactive arthritis?

What are the best treatments for reactive arthritis?

There are two factor: The goal of treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to eliminate the bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis if it's still detectable in your body.For your arthritis signs and symptoms, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, tumor necrosis factor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What can be done about reactive arthritis?

What can be done about  reactive arthritis?

The goal of the : Treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present antibiotic to eliminate bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis for the arthritis we could use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory or corticosteroids ortumor necrosis factor (tnf) blockers and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How canI distinguish between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

How canI  distinguish between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

Different illness: Each has similarities but also differences. They can have arthritis but different types of arthritis; rashes, but different types of rashes; different types of lab reports. A rheumatologist can help clarify which you have. ...Read more

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I need suggestions on reactive arthritis please. The best treatments or cure?

I need suggestions on reactive arthritis please. The best treatments or cure?

See details: Reactive arthritis is generally treated with doxycycline and usually takes from 6 weeks to 6 months to resolve completely. A small percentage may develop a more chronic arthritis. ...Read more

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Association of HIV and reactive arthritis?

Association of HIV and reactive arthritis?

There is: There is an association as HIV can cause a picture similar to reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome). However, HIV remains a very rare cause in the general population. ...Read more

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Can reactive arthritis cause bumps on your penis?

Can reactive arthritis cause bumps on your penis?

See below: Reactive arthritis can cause rashes, but bumps suggest possible warts or other conditions---see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will a chiropractor help with my reactive arthritis?

Will a chiropractor help with my reactive arthritis?

No: No. Most reactive arthritis will go away on it's own. Sometimes if becomes a chronic problem and needs immunosuppressive therapy which is best managed by your local primary care doctor or their rheumatology consultant. ...Read more

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Reiters syndrome (reactive arthritis) following flu, what should be done?

Reiters syndrome (reactive arthritis) following flu, what should be done?

Not accurate: Reiter's syndrome does not follow flu. It usually follows Bacterial dysentery or sexually transmitted diseases. It is treated usually with antibiotics, most often doxycycline. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 24yr male with reactive arthritis,taking sulfasalazine on regular basis how it will affect my life?

What to do if I'm 24yr male with reactive arthritis,taking sulfasalazine on regular basis how it will affect my life?

See details: If the disease is well controlled, there should be little adverse effect on your life. If it is not well controlled then alternative therapies can be tried. ...Read more

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Is it worth seeing a chiropractor for my fibromyalgia and reactive arthritis?

Is it worth seeing a chiropractor for my fibromyalgia and reactive arthritis?

No.: There is no way a chiropractor can deal with reactive arthritis which is autoimmune. I have a great deal of difficulty how a cult-science based on "vertebral subluxation" could exist! you can get good pt, but these consitions require medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Reactive Arthritis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that occurs after exposure to certain digestive and urinary infections, especially chlamydia, salmonella, shigella. The infection occurs 1-4 weeks before arthritis develops. It causes fever, arthritis affecting the larger joints or spine, also conjunctivitis and skin lesions. It is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more