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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

Somewhat better.: Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation. While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol! ...Read more

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Severe Knee pain on a knee I injured 10yrs ago. Hurts to leave it still and move it. Tried Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Slightly swollen behind knee?

Severe Knee pain on a knee I injured 10yrs ago. Hurts to leave it still and move it. Tried Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Slightly swollen behind knee?

Get it checked..,: This could be lots of things. Given the chronicity of this problem and your symptoms, you should see a doctor for an eval and X-rays. ...Read more

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I have sjogren's and am taking plaquenil. Are there any exercises or anything i can do for the joint pain? Advil, motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't work.

I have sjogren's and am taking plaquenil. Are there any exercises or anything i can do for the joint pain? Advil, motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't work.

See details: How long have you been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? It often takes 3-6 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. A low dose of Prednisone may help. Methotrexate is an option for longer term use. ...Read more

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I take a asprin a day and now I am feeling sick swollen glands low grade fever etc. Can intake Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) ? Don't know any interactions

I take a asprin a day and now I am feeling sick swollen glands low grade fever etc. Can intake Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) ? Don't know any interactions

Tylenol (acetaminophen) OK: It's perfectly fine to take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are taking aspirin, and short term would be ok to take some Ibuprofen although you don't want to be mixing nsaid's long term as it can lead to a lot of GI upset. Make sure to rest more and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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For a year 3-4 days before my period I get swollen glands, almost like a strep throat feeling. I can't even swallow water Advil & Tylenol (acetaminophen) don't help?

For a year 3-4 days before my period I get swollen glands, almost like a strep throat feeling. I can't even swallow water Advil & Tylenol (acetaminophen) don't help?

See allergist/ENT: I presume that the problem is with swallowing likely from throat swelling. If so, one needs to rule out progesterone allergy. If the swelling lasts for days, then it may be from a mostly inherited problem called hereditary angioedema. If the throat is not swollen, then will need to consider other alternatives. ...Read more

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When u can't take Advil , motrin, or naproxen, and tylenol (acetaminophen) has stopped working, what can be done for chronic joint pain.

When u can't  take  Advil , motrin, or naproxen, and tylenol (acetaminophen) has stopped working, what can be done for chronic  joint pain.

New Medication: For chronic pain, the pain impulses can be centralized to the spinal cord and central nervous system. Researchers are finding that medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may be effective for chronic joint pain. You will have to see a knowledgable pain physician. ...Read more

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Fever won't go down my boyfriend has a sore throat, headache, swollen/red tonsils, can't swallow and his fever won't go down. He's been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil but nothing. It's been like this for a few days now.

Fever won't go down my boyfriend has a sore throat, headache, swollen/red tonsils, can't swallow and his fever won't go down. He's been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil but nothing. It's been like this for a few days now.

ACT NOW: Your boyfriend sound to be very sick and not being able to swallow can affect his airway. My suggestion go to a doctor or an er now and get evalauted and treat this properly and responsibly. ...Read more

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Why does my right hand swell up and in is pain when i wake up? Swollen joints

Why does my right hand swell up and in is pain when i wake up? Swollen joints

Possibly arthritis: You may have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritris or another condition that can have arthritis(swollen joint(s)) as part of the condition. Infection (active infection or your body's response to an infection somewhere else in your body recently) can also cause hand and joint swelling depending on how quickly it began and how long it's been swollen. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more