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Treatment For Itchy Skin Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is treatment of septic arthritis of knee joint in child aged 5years..no history of chronic disease.best antibiotic?
Many good options: There are highly effective treatments. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Cimzia or Stelara (ustekinumab). These are injected. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis and can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kid autoimmune Rx: There are medications that overlap for the treatment of children with lupus vs. Jia. Both are autoimmune conditions and treatment is based on treating with anti-inflammatories (steroids, nsaids) and treating with immunosuppressants (disease modifying agents, and biologics). Not all medications are used for both conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The key is early treatment. Whereas some patients may have mild psoriatic arthritis that responds to an anti-inflammatory medication or to methotrexate, many patients have more severe disease that causes debilitating pain, stiffness, and swelling. For these patients, excellent help is available in the form of humira, remicade, enbrel, or simponi (golimumab). These four rx can dramatically improve psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure but tx: There is no "cure" for rheumatoid arthritis. That being said, there are medications that can potentially put the disease into "remission." Often combination treatment (more than one medication) is needed to keep the condition under control. There are more options for treatment now than ever before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other treatment for my rheumatoid arthritis that cause ongoing pain in my fingers other than anti inflammitories ?
See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
See details: It really depends on the specific manifestation and the severity of the involvement. Is one joint involved or are many involved? Is it more systemic with fevers, rashes and heart involvement. These answers determine the treatment options. A rheumatologist can guide you. Options include nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate and tnf agents among others. ...Read more
See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more
Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lowering uric acid !: You need to lower uric acid, but if done too rapidly, it paradoxically might bring on an attack. Most patients should have an acute attack dealt with nsaids, colchicine, or even a steroid injection into the inflamed joint. Low dose Allopurinol 100 mg is started a few days later and incrementally increased to lower uric acid levels to or below 6mg/%. No need for anyone to have chronic problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.What is the prognosis of nail psoriasis?2.If the patient has only nail psoriasis can the dse have systemic manifestations after a while?3cosmetic?
Dermatologist found my skin full of post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation.I never had acne or other skin diseases. Is this symptom of internal disease?
NO: Where is it? How extensive is "full of"? This is not a specific diagnosis. Ask the dermatologist to explain to your satisfaction. ...Read more
What treatment options are available for psoriatic arthritis when the arthritis is only in the sternomanubrial joint?
Same as for PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis ccan affect these joints, causing much discomfort. They can be directly injected with steroids ( I do this frequently), and the meds such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, azothoiprine, and the tnf-alpha inhibitirs should work well for you. Good luck! ...Read more
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