Which treatment works the best and fastest for rheumatic fever?

No easy answer. Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur and possibly heart failure, arthritis, nodules under the skin, chorea (abnormal involuntary movements) and rash. Treatment consists of penicillin, aspirin, and prednisone. Preventive penicillin is given for 10 years to prevent recurrence.

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What's the best treatment for rheumatic fever and for how long does the treatment last?

First treat strep. Rheumatic Fever is an autoimmune reaction to infection with group A streptococcus. Antibiotics are given to eradicate the strep and then lower doses taken to prevent reinfecttion. Generally NSAIDS and other antiinflammatories drugs are sufficient unless the heart is involved. If the heart is not involved most cases clear up with antiinflammatory treatment. Heart needs follow-up study. Read more...

What is the treatment for rheumatic fever? How long does treatment last?

See below. First treat the offending organism responsible, group A streptococcus infection, Then . NSAIDs, bed rest and if cardiac involvement treatments by a Cardiologist to manage active carditis and a if Chorea sedation and antiseizure drugs. Read more...

I was a patient of Acute Rheumatic fever. After da treatment docs advis'd 2 take benzibiotic Penicillin injection evry month. Til when I shud take'em.

Rheumatic fever. The American heart Association guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis are: 1. Rheumatic fever without carditis-5 years or until 21 years of age, whichever is longer. 2. Rheumatic fever with carditis but no valve disease-10 years or well into adulthood. 3. Rheumatic fever with carditis and valve disease-10 years or until age 40. Read more...
Depends. Duration of antibiotic prophylaxis depends upon whether you had heart involvement when you had acute rheumatic fever. It also depends on the presence of residual heart disease (valvular disease) if you did. Individuals with valvular disease as a complication of rheumatic fever require penicillin prophylaxis for at least 20 years or up to age 40, whichever is longer. Read more...

Normally how long does it take for a 21 year old with strep throat to get rheumatic fever? If the rheumatic fever is very very mild, need treatment?

4-6wks. Need tx. Rheumatic fever, with rash, fever, muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, usually appears about 4-6 weeks after the strep infection resolves. It can appear even with minimal strap symptoms that some may not even recognize as such. Strep and rheumatic fever require treatment with antibiotics ; the latter sometimes with long term antibiotic therapy. The treatment can prevent heart valve damage. Read more...
Few weeks or so I . People who develop a throat infection caused by Group Avcn. Read more...
Normally don'tget it. Strep throat certainly does not happen with each case of strep throat. Especially if it is treated appropriately with antibiotics. Even if it is not treated, it is possible for the body to naturally recover from the infection and not have rheumatic fever as a consequence. Read more...
Rheumatic fever. Can develop within 2-4 weeks of infection if not treated at all with antibiotics. You have up to 8 days from onset of illness . Read more...