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What can I use for arthritis if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Robert Wallach
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You can try any number of over the counter medications such as Acetaminophen (tylenon) or anti-inflammatries (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc).
In most people these medicines are ok for short term use but can cause health problems with long term use (liver, kidney, stomach, blood pressure problems, for example). Topical creams can help. Glucosamine can be useful. Don't forget to exercise.

In brief: A Lot

You can try any number of over the counter medications such as Acetaminophen (tylenon) or anti-inflammatries (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc).
In most people these medicines are ok for short term use but can cause health problems with long term use (liver, kidney, stomach, blood pressure problems, for example). Topical creams can help. Glucosamine can be useful. Don't forget to exercise.
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