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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?
Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx
One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more
Nearly fainted and accidentally burned my finger in 350 degree oven. Can't take nsaids. Hurts crazy w/o ice. Is it ok to apply ice continuously on it?
Yes, 20 minutes: Yes, for up to 20 minutes. The most important question: is there just redness or is there blistering or is it pale and leathery? If only redness or blistering, applying an antibiotic ointment or aloe should be soothing. Leathery full thinness or 3rd degree burns require medical attention. ...Read more
Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?
It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve that send pain down my arm to my fingers. Is there anything I can do to "calm it down" until my doctor appt? I take NSAIDS. Thx
Neck pain: A herniated disc in the neck will cause radiating arm pain, weakness and numbness. Physical therapy and chiropractic care can help to reduce the pain. Cervical traction and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is also helpful. A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack or neuropathic pain medicines like Gabapentin (Neurontin) can calm the nerve down. ...Read more
Constant pain of joints. Fingers, neck, pelvic bone, behind knees. Get anxiety in morning gearing up to face another day of pain.no nsaids. Have ulcer?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: and they stabilize unstable (vulnerable) arterial plaques. They also have side effects that could be serious. Do not start any without MD advise! ...Read more
If sugar is considered inflammatory, how are many fruits such as berries which are loaded in sugar considered anti-inflammatory?
Varies: The dose of Prednisone varies with the severity of the inflammatory p roblem. Many conditions can be successfully treated with small doses but life-threatening problems may require very large amounts of steroids. The goal is always to use the least amount of Prednisone for the shortest possible time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It has neither property.Get a more detailed answer ›
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