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How is severe rheumatic arthritis treated ?

DEAR SIR MY DADDY IS SUFFERING FOR SEVER RHEUMATOLOGIC DIESEASE - ARTHRITIS . FURTHER HE IS NOT HAVING ANY SORT OF OTHER HEALTH ISSUE NOT EVEN BLOOD PRESSURE/ SUGAR ETC...NEED SOME SPECIAL GUIDE LINE FOR SOLVING THIS DIESEASE AS AT TIME HE CANNOT EVEN WALK . GOD BLESS YOU FOR PROMPT REPLY. MY mail id is jasmine.joshi@rediffmail.com
Asked On : Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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Hi Welcome to healthcaremagic.com,

I think it is Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a slowly progressive disease destroying the joints. To slow the progression of the disease , he needs to to take medications called DMARDS (Plaquenil(hydroxychloroquine), Azulfidine(sulfasalazine),Rheumatrex( methotrexate)).

When there is severe joint pain he needs oral or intra articular injection of steroids.

He also needs Physical therapy. he needs frequent follow up with Rheumatologist to change the treatment plans.



Regards Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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