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Slightly raised ESR levels, told nothing to worry about. However, on anti-inflammatory drugs, if I wasn't would these levels be higher or enough to worry?

Slightly raised ESR levels, told nothing to worry about. However, on anti-inflammatory drugs, if I wasn't would these levels be higher or enough to worry?

Hard to know: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is a very non-specific test and an elevated value is only sometimes related to inflammation (can increase with anemia and some other conditions not related to inflammation). Generally is due to various molecules binding to the surface of red cells. Also, many "antiinflammatory" drugs will have no effect on this test. More info is needed to answer. ...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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My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

See doctor: An allergy is very unlikely. Perhaps arthritis is getting worse, the anti-inflammatory helped - and you felt better and used the wrist more, or you could have tendonitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

See details: It depends what you mean by anti-inflammatory meds. True cerebral angiitis needs very aggressive therapy with high dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and possibly rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Yes but: Yes, but certain ones are safer than others. Ask your ob. Ibuprofen is the safest of the nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Not wise: You can but stomach and bleeding issues are more likely. ...Read more

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Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function. ...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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What is the definition or description of: anti inflammatory drugs?

What is the definition or description of: anti inflammatory drugs?

Antiinflamatory Drug: These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or lessen or prevent it. ...Read more

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What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but I still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but I still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

SLAP Tear: A slap tear is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder. The labrum is like a washer that circles the entire socket (glenoid). The tear is between the 10 and 2 o'clock position on the labrum if you think of the face of the socket as a clock.

They don't always get 100% better and sometimes need repair with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with epididymitis and my doctor only told me to take anti inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for 3 days. Why did I not receive antibioti?

I got diagnosed with epididymitis and my doctor only told me to take anti inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for 3 days. Why did I not receive antibioti?

Viral/noninfectious: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. If your doc suspects that the trouble you have is either viral or trauma-related epididymitis, then no antibiotic is needed and anti-inflammatory medication is all that is needed. If symptoms not better or worsens with treatment, I would suggest contacting doc again for re-evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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If there is pain & swelling on right side back of base of big toe will anti-inflammatory drugs help? Don't want to wear surgical boot.

If there is pain & swelling on right side back of base of big toe will anti-inflammatory drugs help? Don't want to wear surgical boot.

Must know: Cause before we treat. It maybe a bunion, gout, hallux limitus, capsulitis so see podiatrist for prober diagnosis then treatment, might not need a surgical shoe just depends on what cause is. ...Read more

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My sprained ankle still hurts after two months and I have high BP the dr only wants me to take anti inflammatory drugs. They maker dizzy i?

My sprained ankle still hurts after two months and I have high BP the dr only wants me to take anti inflammatory drugs. They maker dizzy i?

See ankle speciaiist: If your sprained ankle hurts that severely after 2 months, there may be a more involved injury to the ankle, such as a 'hidden fracture', only able to be seen on mri, or ligaments may be torn. You need to see a podiatric physician or a foot orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can HTLV1 suppress the immune system in the abscence of cancer? Or does this mean the person is developing T cell cancer?

Can HTLV1 suppress the immune system in the abscence of cancer? Or does this mean the person is developing T cell cancer?

Rare and no: You're unlikely to ever get clear information on something as uncommon and mostly harmless as HTLV 1 on this or any other online forum. I suggest you read the information in the link I provided in responding to an earlier question. It appears you are abnormally obsessed with this pretty much normal virual. Discuss with your doctor and ask whether counseling would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of an herb to suppress the immune system?

Does anyone know of an herb to suppress the immune system?

Need more info...: If you are asking because you have autoimmune disease, then a good regimen of multivitamin, vitamin d, fish oil, and msm would be a good start. Also get tested for igg food sensitivities, as these are linked to autoimmune disease. We use biotek for this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?

Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?

Yes: That is why we use inhalers for asthma or nasal sprays for nasal allergies or steroid injections in inflamed joints. All of these create localized immune suppression. ...Read more

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How safe is alloderm for people suffering from auto-immune diseases? I am suffering from myasthenia gravis for a long time now. I am on a moderate dose of corticosteroids for my condition. I know that they suppress the immune system and also slow down hea

How safe is alloderm for people suffering from auto-immune diseases? I am suffering from myasthenia gravis for a long time now. I am on a moderate dose of corticosteroids for my condition. I know that they suppress the immune system and also slow down hea

Alloderm: Alloderm is a processed human skin graft which results in an acellular dermal matrix which can be used for a variety of purposes, including treatment of wounds, reconstructive surgery and hernia repairs. Unlike allograft skin grafts (i.e. Skin from another human), which are eventually rejected, the proprietary processing technique retains the normal collagen bundling and intact basement membrane complex of skin, but without the components (skin and connective tissue cells) that cause an immune reaction. In one study (wainwright dj: use of an acellular allograft dermal matrix (alloderm) in the management of full-thickness burns. Burns. 1995 jun;21 (4):243-8) alloderm was used in burn patients and the patients did not demonstrate a specific immune response, either by histology or immunologically.

In addition, in your case, the use of corticosteroids would blunt any immune reaction, minimizing the possibility of an immune reaction. This would howver, slow down the healing process, due to the effect of corticosteroids on wound healing. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drug induced immune system suppression reverse vaccinations?

Please tell me can drug induced immune system suppression reverse vaccinations?

Confusing question: During immunosuppression caused by a variety of drugs, the immune system is transiently reduced. It does not remove the biological memory created by vaccines. Once the drug or drugs are withdrawn, the immune system gradually returns with its memory intact. The exception would be the harsh chemo that is used to prepare one for bone marrow transplant. Those patients get their shots again after recovery ...Read more

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Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?

Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?

Complicated: The answer is complicated. In general glucocorticoids suppress the immune system by interfering with protein production in cells. That being said, glucocorticoids also work on receptors in the cytoplasm of cells, enacting signal mechanisms, some of which are unclear as to action. Glucocorticoids also release food stores for use in a stress reaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how aids/hiv drugs help patients immune system?

Can you tell me how aids/hiv drugs help patients immune system?

HIV treatment: There are numerous classes of anti-retrovirals to treat HIV/AIDS. Their mechanisms of action are different, but the end result is the same. They all act to decrease viral replication, causing a decrease in the viral load in the blood as well as a gradual increase in the CD4 - T helper - cells. This helps to boost back the immune system. ...Read more

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Thank you, but I heard steroid can suppress immune system and hpv can get triggered? .

Thank you, but I heard steroid can suppress immune system and hpv can get triggered? .

High doses only: On with quite high doses for a long time, i.e. the steroid doses used for chemotherapy and very serious immune disorders. Even then, recurrent HPV is uncommon. ...Read more

Anti Inflammatory Drugs (Definition)

These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or ...Read more