Rheumatic fever - Treatment

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
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How can Rheumatic Fever be Treated?

The treatment of rheumatic fever involves using antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications and anticonvulsant medicines.

  • Antibiotics- Preferably penicillin or erythromycin, are used against the bacteria responsible for the infection. Low doses of these antibiotics may be given for treating chronic or resistant cases.
  • Anti-inflammatory medications- A pain reliever like aspirin or naproxen may be prescribed to reduce inflammation, fever and pain. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may be used to modify the immune response.
  • Anticonvulsant medicines- If the patient is experiencing severe involuntary movements; an anticonvulsant, such as valproic acid or carbamazepine may be prescribed.
  • Lifestyle changes- Reduction in physical activity of the patient is advised. Bed rest may be recommended for some time to allow the body to heal. Fluid intake should be increased. It is recommended that the patient should drink at least 6 to 8 glasses per day.

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Sudhakar01

I Suffered from RF when i was 14. It was very bad hit for me for 7 months, peak 2 months in it. We consulted almost 5 doctors for 5 months, but there was NO use. Finally, after 7 months, we consulted Homiopathy, and it started giving results in 2 weeks. After 2 continuous months of usage of Homiopathy medicines with diet, it got cured COMPLETELY.

what must be the duration of this penicillin,in case of a normal rhuematic fever..?

Lisaduncan

can a person that has already had mitral valve replacement (15 years ago) have Aorta Valve replacement, too??

controlrftoday

What no body says about rhuematic fever!!!! My son had a mild form of rheumatic fever twice. He only had a rash and migratory arthritis. he did not seem to have any heart problems, but I am aware that sometimes it does not show up until adulthood. Anyway I researched hours to find out an alternative cure besides 10 years of antibiotics!!!! I cant find anything, but I will tell you about our experience. his foot and knee were swollen up like balloons. I put him on NO SUGAR< NO PROCESSED WHITE BREAD AND SUCH, mostly vegetables, even fruit has sugar. His symptoms lasted 2 weeks!!! until I took him to a birthday party and allowed him to have cake and candy and it came back!!!!
The next time he got it I did the vegetable diet again and it stayed very mild, then I gave him all kinds of medicinal herbs which caused him hives. Sounds bad, except that the hives distracted his body from the rheumatic reaction and it never came back, he only had it 5 days!!!
soooo now he has it again. I will do the vegetable diet, lots of water, try to cause hives. I"m possitive raw apple cider vinegar will help alot and whole food green vitamins.....I wanted to share. Diet has a HUGE effect on the condition. Blessings to you. Cut down on dairy.

buterfly

i was diagnostic of non specific and until now i am only sick in my finger what treatment for this diagnostic?

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