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Polyarthritis

Polyarthritis-what you should know about it?

About

The pain experienced in five or more joints is known as Polyarthritis.

It is more common in girls than it is in boys and is quite similar to the adult form. [1]
- Can be treated easily.
- Recurrence can be avoided.
- Accurate medical assistance is required.
- Various treatments are available.

It is advisable to go for a detailed check-up with the doctor if you feel pain in the joints along with swelling. When you have pain in the five joints the doctor will typically describe the symptom as Polyarthritis.

Share your medical history and have medical exam performed by the doctor. The doctor might take blood tests and x-rays to confirm the symptoms.

Symptoms

Pain affected areas: five joints

Types of pain:Symmetric and asymmetric pain patterns

Bursts of pain: occurs when moving all of a sudden

Muscular: muscle weakness or difficulty while walking and moving joints

Most common: Swelling, breakout of rashes, skin nodules

Treatments

Self care - Exercises like stretching and swimming can assist in treating the harmful effects of Polyarthritis.
Warm baths and warm mittens will help in managing arthritis pain.

Medications -

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs- These reduce the severity of inflammation by blocking the enzymes.

Corticosteroids- They lessens inflammation by quelling the immune response.

Hydroxychloroquine- This is an immune modulator drug for reducing inflammation.

Specialists- The polyarthritis symptom is the result of not one cause but many causes. Therefore it is better to consult with the doctor for treatment. We will help you to find the underlying problem and effectively treat it. Download the mfine app and see a doctor in 60 seconds.

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