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Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more

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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Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Yed: Celebrex does not have an effect on platelets. All the other anti-inflammatory medications that are called NSAIDs like Motrin Naprosyn etc. do Tylenol is not anti-inflammatory but is analgesic and does not have blood thinning ...Read more

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What are the side effects of etodolac/lodine, how does it compare to other anti-inflamitory's?

What are the side effects of etodolac/lodine, how does it compare to other anti-inflamitory's?

Stomach upset: Etodolac can cause nausea, vomitting, abdominal pain, rash, headache, dizziness, and fluid retention. The most serious side effect, though not common, is GI bleeding. It is similar to other antiinflammatories. ...Read more

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I'm 17 & I've been taking retan (acne med.) for 2 weeks. I have pain in my waist, and the side effects say i can get inflammatory bowel disease. Do i?

I'm 17 & I've been taking retan (acne med.) for 2 weeks. I have pain in my waist, and the side effects say i can get inflammatory bowel disease. Do i?

No: Topical retin-a? No reports of it causing inflammatory disease. There is controversy about its oral form, isotretinioin, being related to inflammatory bowel disease, but no proof of it. ...Read more

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Very painful Snapping scapula condition on both sides for months. Anti inflammatory & physio are not helping. Could cortisone help? How is it done?

Yes: I do these injections under ultrasound guidance to ensure accuracy. Typically, the myofascial layers are enlarged/inflamed above the scapula. Target these with the needle and bathe the tissues with a mixture of steroids (I use methylprednisolone for soft tissues) and an anesthetic. Rest the area for 7 days after the injection to allow for a greater benefit. ...Read more

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I have an awful pain on the back of my neck (right side) and the pain goes about half way up my skull. anti-inflammatory works for a little while ?

I have an awful pain on the back of my neck (right side) and the pain goes about half way up my skull. anti-inflammatory works for a little while ?

Rest, ice, relax: Avoid stimulants like caffeine, stress, improper sleep habits. Apply ice pack for ten minutes for severe pain; local heat for milder pain and soreness. See doctor for severe pain, fever, nausea or worse pain to move neck. ...Read more