Treatment for juvenile arthritis includes both medications and nondrug approaches (such as physiotherapy, exercises, heat and cold treatments). The treatment plan is based on the signs and symptoms; severity of the disease and type of juvenile arthritis, like a child with polyarticular juvenile arthritis with positive rheumatoid factor test is more likely to progress to joint damage and may need more aggressive treatment. Read to know more on treatment for juvenile arthritis.
There is no cure at present for juvenile arthritis and the aims of treatment for juvenile arthritis are;
Medications for juvenile arthritis: The aim of medicationsis to reduce inflammation, pain and induce remission. The drugs prescribed for juvenile arthritis include nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), narcotic analgesics, glucocorticoids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
If your child has joint pain or any other symptom suggestive of bone or joint disease consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.Early and appropriate treatment can improve the symptoms of arthritis,help the child grow as independent and capable of leading a normal life as possible, limit disability and maintain a good quality of life.
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