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My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

Suspect estrogen! Women typically have appreciably more redness around the periphery of the palms and the finger pads than men. It is an effect of estrogen in the body. The fact that you noticed it after the birth of your child, when during pregancy you had much higher estrogen levels, rather proves the point. It is called palmar erythema. Harmless, unless you are male, if you get my drift! Read more...

How often should blood work and xrays be done? For rheumatoid arthritis. I feel like my doc is ordering excessive labs and xrays.

I can not answer-- -this 4 U. I assume U R Cing a rheumatologist. Confront him about this in a sweet & gentle way so as not 2 offend. Make it casual. Some MD'S R sensitive & so try not 2 make it an attack on judgment buy more in a curious manner. It is Ur right 2 know. . Read more...

How long do frozen shoulder & rheumatoid arthritis take to heal?

6 wks vs lifetime. Frozen shoulder is a common benign shoulder that can easily resolve with physical therapy in 4-6 weeks. Rheumatoid arthritis is a life long condition that never really goes away but can be controlled depending on the severity of the disease and the medications used. Read more...
Frozen - 18mo. Frozen shoulder can take 18 months to resolve by itself. Surgery can speed this. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically a lifelong disease. Read more...

How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

No cures for RA. There is no cure for RA but there are very effective controls. The frozen shoulder can be helped by meds, local injections, physical therapy and finally manipulation if nothing else helps. Talk with your rheumatologist. Read more...
Hard to say. Frozen shoulder usually resolves within 18mo. I would tend to think that your RA is the major contributor to your current shoulder problems. See your rheumatologist or shoulder specialist to sort this out. Read more...

What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. How and for how long it should be used?

It is very effective. for symptom control but it is not a good idea lomg term because of the side effects. Read more...
No direct anwser. There are not specific anwser to that question.Every case of RA is different and should be treated by a Rheumatologist thaT WITH INSTRUCT YOU WITH THE PROPER USE AND DURATION OF YOUR PREDNISONE TREATMENT. Read more...
Gold standarf. steroid used to be the gold standard for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and still the last line before they start with immune therapy same time taking steroid for a long period of time can have a lot of side effect so they use a balance between the benefit you hope to get Vs the potential side effect that you might be facing and this decision is individualize by the physician see your doc. Read more...