Have Post Polio Syndrome. How Long It Takes To Cure?
I am 83 yrs old
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The duration and course of the disease depends entirely on the area affected and the type. We need to find out if there is any brain or spinal cord involvement, if not, then complete recovery takes place within a few weeks. If there is involvement of the brain and spinal cord, this could be a life long problem.
Treatment is also symptomatic, and involves treating pain (painkillers other than those which can depress the respiratory system, avoid narcotics); antibiotics for infections; moist heat pads for muscular spasms and pains; physiotherapy, etc.
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Best wishes ma'am.
I have been taking Digesic which worked well but gave me swollen feet. I have no heart problems. XXXXXXX
Pain killers like diclofenac and aceclofenac are usually used in topical (gel) or tablet form to treat muscular, vascular or bone related pain.
It is my kind and sincere request for you to visit a doctor at the earliest, to help give you relief from your symptoms and prevent any dangerous/adverse outcomes.
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