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Suggest treatment for relapsing polychondritis extending from ear to throat

I have relapsing polychondritis and this is the first major jaw flare I ve had (though have had all of the other areas in the past) Anyway it extends from ears,to jaw and moving towards throat. Should I be concerned about it moving more and attacking my throat soon and affecting my breathing next?
Wed, 6 May 2015
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Polychondritis can be well treated as follows:
-Anti-inflammatory medicines in full dose as per the weight.
-Steroids if required for its strong anti-inflammatory role.
-Lasix to reduced the edema.
This sort of a treatment helps all my patients. and should help you too.

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Keep away from stress and anxiety..
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