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How To Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

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A common type of arthritis that affects children under the age of 16.

An estimated 300,000 children in the United States are affected by a form of arthritis. [1]

● Requires a medical diagnosis
● Requires blood tests, image scanning, and other lab tests
● Affects children

It is also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis causes swelling, stiffness and persistent joint pain. There are six types of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. These include systematic (affects the organs), oligoarticular (affects four or fewer joints), polyarticular ( affects five or more joints), juvenile psoriatic arthritis (affects joints and occurs with psoriasis), enthesitis-related (affects where bone meets the tendons and ligaments) and undifferentiated arthritis (symptoms may span two or more subtypes or not fit any of the other subtypes).

Ages Affected: Affects only children.

Symptoms

Swelling: One of the common symptom is joint swelling. Swelling in knee joint is firstly noticed.
Fever, swollen lymph nodes, and rashes: In some cases, high fever, swollen lymph nodes or a rash on the trunk may occur — which is usually worse in the evenings.
Stiffness: Clumsiness in the mornings or after naps can be observed in children.
Pain: Joint pains are common.

Treatment

Self-Care: Self-care techniques like regular exercise, applying cold or heat compresses, and eating well might help.

Medications: Your doctor may prescribe you with anti-inflammatory drugs or other medicines to decrease pain and improve functions.
Specialists: You can connect with our specialist doctors at mfine who will provide you with a holistic treatment program.

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