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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)

A condition where there 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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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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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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How can someone get reactive arthritis?

How can someone get reactive arthritis?

Infection!: Reactive arthritis is usually caused by venereal infection with chlamydia and some other agents, or GI infection with salmonella, yersinia, and other organisms. However, systemic infectionscan do this as well - lyme disease! reactive arthritis has even been described as coming from the most common infection causing acne! ...Read more

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Please define what "post streptoccal reactive arthritis is?

Pain after strep: A few weeks after a strep infection (usually "strep throat"), some people will develop severe pain in one or more of their larger joints (knees, elbows, wrists...). These pains go away in time, only to reappear elsewhere. Persons who are having such symptoms should see a doctor to be sure they are not suffering from rheumatic fever instead -- a similar but probably separate condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: reactive arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: reactive arthritis?

An inflammatory dis.: 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 (cortisone-like), or other medications. ...Read more

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Explain reiter's disease / reactive arthritis?

Explain reiter's disease / reactive arthritis?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease. Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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What is reiter's syndrome aka reactive arthritis?

What is reiter's syndrome aka reactive arthritis?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease. Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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Please tell me recommendations for getting over reiter's syndrome or reactive arthritis completely?

Please tell me recommendations for getting over reiter's syndrome or reactive arthritis completely?

Follow docs advise: Reuters or reactive arthritis so often self limiting and treated with anti inflammatory medications for a period of time it may become more chronic in nature in which case differing therapies, similar to those for rheumatoiD arthritis may be used. Certainly if thee is still an active infection present it should be treated with appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reactive arthritis?

What is the best  treatment for reactive arthritis?

Depends on duration: Let's assume that the infection that caused reactive arthritis has been treated (without this, very difficult to treat symptoms). If joint symptoms less than several months (<6 mths), usually start with nsaids (i.e. Naproxen, diclofenac) for a few weeks. Some with resistant arthritis can have steroid joint injections. For >6 mths, sulfasalazine or Methotrexate is used. Sometimes anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

What is the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

Very different: Reactive arthritis (previously called reiter's disease) is a self-limited arthritis that develops as an autoimmune response to an infection (some diarrheal infections, some sexually transmitted infections, some respiratory infections).Very painful swollen joints, sometimes with eye inflammation (uveitis), and urethral inflammation.Still's disease is systemic jia when in kids and is a chronic disease. ...Read more

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How quickly after infection can symptoms of reactive arthritis start?

How quickly after infection can symptoms of reactive arthritis start?

Within days to sever: Can happen immediately, but for some reason, processing by the immune system caa delay the immune arthritis reaction in susceptible hosts. Antimicrobial therapy is usually indicated and the best first choice is doxycycline. See someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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Could my friend could have reactive arthritis 3 years after infection?

Could my friend could have reactive arthritis 3 years after infection?

Highly unlikely: This is highly unlikely but is possible, sometimes the same types of arhthritis associated with reactice arthritis are associated with other diseases like ulcerative colitis and crohn;s disease and these can occur years later. ...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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Reactive Arthritis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that occurs after exposure to certain digestive and urinary infections, ...Read more