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Doctor insights on: Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Cream For Arthritis

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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

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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I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

Acetaminophen: Acetominophen is an analgesic(pain reliever) and an anti-pyretic(fever reducer), it is not an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

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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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages. ...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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Which anti inflammatory is best for immediate pain relief that lasts...ibuprofen 800mg or meloxicam 15mg?

Which anti inflammatory is best for immediate pain relief that lasts...ibuprofen 800mg or meloxicam 15mg?

Depends but meloxica: meloxicam takes about 4-5 hours to reach a max in your body. Ibuprofen takes about 2-4 hours. But meloxicam stays in your system long about 15-20hrs. Ibuprofen stays in your system for about 2-4 hours for the first dose. I like naproxen it takes about 60 min for peak effect and lasts about 12-17 hrs. But don't take any of these if you are pregnant ...Read more

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Does prednisone significantly reduce swelling for inflammatory arthritis?

Does prednisone significantly reduce swelling for inflammatory arthritis?

Yes but: Yes but just reducing the inflammation and swelling is considered temporary treatment for many diseases causing inflammatory arthritis and long term use has many mild to serious side effects. A Rheumatologist should follow and diagnose a person with inflammatory arthritis taking prednisone. ...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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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 diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Is diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Not really: Diphenhydramine blocks histamine effects and as such blocks inflammation but not in the same sense as asa, advil, aleve (naproxen) or steroids which have multiple anti inflammatory effects for arthritis, injury, etc. ...Read more

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Which anti-inflamatory medican is more effective meloxican or diclofenan?

See below: Different anti-inflammatories work differently on different patient---some work and some don't whereas they work for other wells and others not. Basically you will not know until you try. ...Read more

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Is tumeric useful as an anti-infalammatory for myositis?

Is tumeric useful as an anti-infalammatory for myositis?

Not strong enough: If the myositis is an autoimmune process, the tumeric is not strong enough. Corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medications are usually required to prevent further damage. If the myositis is due to infection, antibiotics are required. ...Read more

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Is carrot juice anti inflammatory?

More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect. ...Read more

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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

NSAID's: Any NSAID will work. When you are using it on a regular basis, you need to be sure that you have medical supervision. You should take it with food and report to your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms or any others, for that matter. ...Read more

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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


Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more