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How can you treat pericarditis?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: NSAIDS
Pericarditis is inflamation.
Of the sack around the heart . Anti-inflamatories such as Motrin are helpful. Steroids are used in severe cases. Colchicine has been shown to help in some cases.

In brief: NSAIDS
Pericarditis is inflamation.
Of the sack around the heart . Anti-inflamatories such as Motrin are helpful. Steroids are used in severe cases. Colchicine has been shown to help in some cases.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anti-inflammatories
Most episodes of pericarditis are caused by viruses and are treated symptomatically.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs are used - sometimes steroids. Rarely it will be secondary to a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics.

In brief: Anti-inflammatories
Most episodes of pericarditis are caused by viruses and are treated symptomatically.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs are used - sometimes steroids. Rarely it will be secondary to a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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