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Child diagnosed with pneumonia followed by swelling and pain in fingers, diagnosed with reactive arthritis, perscribed Naprosyn. Advise?

My daughter is 9 years & 6 month old. She was suffering from cold and fever from last one month. After test it was known on 21.09.2012 that she is suffering from pneumonia and continuing elopathic medicine POD X 200. Doctover has given medicine for 10days. On 28.09.2012 she was getiing pain in fingers, legs & swelling . Contacted to doctore and it is found that pneumonia is reduced but suffering from reactive arthritis and doctove give medicine NAPROSYN 250. Please advice.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Some children do develop inflammation of joints after infection in other part of the body-it may be respiratory tract infection or urinary tract infection. This is called reactive arthritis. This usually subsides with in a few days. Please continue the treatment as advised by your doctor and go for review as advised. If there is no improvement further tests may be needed. If you have family history of rheumatoid arthritis please inform your doctor.
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