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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

No: Antibiotics and other supportive measures are used to treat sepsis; nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helpful whatsoever. ...Read more

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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Many: Gi anti-inflammatory ( 5-asa, mesalamine), steroids (prednisone, budesonide), immunosuppressants (azathioprine, cyclosporine) and biologics (infliximab) are the most common meds used for ibd. Depends on your symptoms and clinical response, combination treatment is common. You need to work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can treat pelvic inflammatory disease effectively?

What antibiotics can treat pelvic inflammatory disease effectively?

PID: This depends upon the cause of the pid. At the outset this is often caused by a single organism, like chlamydia or gonorrhea, but as time goes on it may become polymicrobial (many different bacteria). If you go onto the cdc website and look for std treatment guidelines this may be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes and no!: They bacteria that cause it can be killed, but the scarring and fibrosis will not be affected, if caused by silent disease, present for months. Then the problem can require surgery to attempt correction of these problems, should they exist. If pid is found, then your sexual partner need be treated , or you will ping-pong disease! also, in susceptible individuals, chlamydia can cause an arthritis! ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

It depends: On disease location and severity. Mild colitis responds well to mesalamine, while moderate to severe colitis, or Crohn's disease require either an immunomodulator like mercaptopurine or methotrexate, or a biologic medication like Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, or Entyvio. ...Read more

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Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Not in kids/adult: Inflammation within scrotum from eg from epididymitis may cause a small acute hydrocele which will can resolve with nsaids, but true hydroceles in adults are caused by xs fluid seretion bt tunica vaginalis oevrlying testis. Small hydroceles in babies may resolve spontaneously in 1st year of life. > 1 year communicating hydroceles, hydrocelees of the cord or large ones respond to surgery alone. ...Read more

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Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several maneuvers including controlling diabetes and hypertension well and using drug group called ace inhibitors or arb under a close supervision of a doctor since these drugs may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

No: There is some data that tylenol (acetaminophen) might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use. ...Read more

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Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

They: may affect bleeding times and may have analgesic effect, but not anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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What medications treat Crohn's disease?

What medications treat Crohn's disease?

Immunosuppressives: Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel. The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

What is the treatment for non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

See a Doctor !: Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (asa) is quite powerful . Overdose affects you blood clotting. It can also affect your blood pH (acidity) which is extremely dangerous. Nsaids are in the same general description ...Read more

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Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: There are currently 6 available antiviral medications for hepatitis b. Viread is the most common and Baraclude (entecavir) is also a first line therapy. Most of these medications only need to be taken once per day and have minimal side effects. ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

Many.: Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on. Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use! ...Read more

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Do anti inflammatory drugs help with fibromyalgia pain ?

Do anti inflammatory drugs help with fibromyalgia pain ?

Why not?: Are NSAID's helpful in fibromyalgia? Dr. Shah of NIH has shown tender points to be anoxic, ischemic, replete w. reactive substances; ala inflammation. FM sufferers have elevated substance P in spinal fluid. FM pain loci match tendon insertions & hurt upon mechanical pressure. Tendonitis? Concept of FM as a cognitive disorder is theoretical; as is idea that is not, in part, a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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How can you cure or treat orbital inflammatory disease besides using humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

How can you cure or treat orbital inflammatory disease besides using humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

IV Remicade (infliximab): You need to discuss this with your physicians and rheumatologist. The next move is IV infliximab (the brand name is Remicade). There is no FDA approved therapy for Orbital inflammatory disease and there are other choices but would feel this is the next best move. There are other choices like a different cytotoxic medication, IVIG, ...Read more

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Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Yes quite a few : Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. They are often referred to as nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, old fashioned Aspirin works the same way. Acetaminophen (or paracetamol), sold as tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID and works differently. Does nothing for inflammation. ...Read more

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