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Is the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis rash itchy?

Is the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis rash itchy?

Usually not: However, some older patients report pruritus (itching). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Rheumatoid arthritis: what to do when the patient doesn't respond to therapy?

Rheumatoid arthritis: what to do when the patient doesn't respond to therapy?

Many options: There are dozens of medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologists usually start with a milder, less toxic medication like Methotrexate and add additional therapies as needed. Sometimes it takes trying 6 or more drugs until an effective regimen is found. ...Read more

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I've had rosacea since I was a teenager, I tried laser but it didn't work. Are there any new treatments? I also have rheumatoid arthritis.

I've had rosacea since I was a teenager, I tried laser but it didn't work. Are there any new treatments? I also have rheumatoid arthritis.

Rosacea treatments: There are lots of treatments available for rosacea. We have creams, washes and oral antibiotics in addition to the laser treatments. You might want to be sure you have had a blood test to rule out lupus. Since you have arthritis you want to be sure your facial rash is not related. Don't give up on treating your problem. When 1 treatment plan doesn't work we can try another plan. ...Read more

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What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

Nonspecific: Could be a skin problem related or unrelated to hair follicles. Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May need a dermatology referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

Multiple medications: It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy (as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis that have been proven to be helpful?

Are there any natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis that have been proven to be helpful?

Further research: In general there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that complimentary alternative medicine therapies are safe/effective for rheumatoid arthritis. Some mind-body therapies and supplements may be good adjunctive treatments (could possibly decrease pain in joints) but especially dietary supplements should be discussed with your doctor for potential interactions with conventional medicine. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis?

Several things!: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activities, ie. Running, jumping, or contact sports. Cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit weight training are better activities! ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause skin rash?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause skin rash?

Yrs: Rheumatoid arthritis is a total body disease. It can cause several types of rashes. Having EA does not mean that a rash has to be from the disease. Your doctor should be able to help dirt out if the problems are connected. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Caution tetracyline: In children tetracycline can stain the bone. We are fortunate that we can use most of the medications we use in adults in children, but some are not approved for children. We can use Methotrexate and some of the biologics are approved for treatment of jia children such as Etanercept and adalimumab. Iv Infliximab is approved for childhood ibd, IV tocilizumab and Abatacept for jia. Others not yet. ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus, eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps. Discuss with rheumatologist, http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals. Org/content/48/7/716.full. Pdf ...Read more

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Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis problem?

Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis problem?

Resubmit: Your question is difficult to understand. Do you mean to ask about side effects of treatments for RA or which treatments are available for problem disease? You need to speak with a/your rheumatologist about these issues. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides drugs?

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides drugs?

Exercise: You will need medications, but exercise is important pain controller. The cdc has a campaign that says exercise the arthritis pain reliever. We can not emphasize this enough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

Can you tell me alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

There is none: Unless joint inflammation is controlled one runs a significant risk of permanent damage and disability. There are no alternatives that will prevent this damage other than appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

Could you tell me what are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

Let the buyer beware: I don't know a lot about alternative treatments for jra, but I see lots of patients that missed their opportunity to prevent permanent joint damage when very effective medications are available. That's very sad, especially for young patients. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative osteoarthritis. Their treatments?

Many differences: Rheumatoid arthritis typicall affects small joints of the hands and feet, is much more painful and causes stiffness of the joints. Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis is disease of the weight bearing joints like knees and hips and causes low to moderate degree of pain and it often occurs after 50 yrs of age. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in- of allplaces- my eyelids! I'm thinking sarcoidosis is possible. Thoughts? For many years, I have had swollen upper eyelids with a bumpy texture (looks like chicken skin). I've also been to an optometrist

I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in- of allplaces- my eyelids! I'm thinking sarcoidosis is possible. Thoughts? For many years, I have had swollen upper eyelids with a bumpy texture (looks like chicken skin). I've also been to an optometrist

Rheumatoid: Rheumatoid arthritis unfortunately can present in many ways. To be sure of the diagnosis you really need to see a rheumatologist and have blood tests to confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy would have shown the probem to be sarcoidosis so that probably can now be eliminated. If you have not seen an oculoplastic specialist, I would do this as well. ...Read more

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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

There can B rheuma-: -toid nodules that can itch, also the itching can B increased possibly by Ur meds. Talk 2 Ur rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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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