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Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis - How to prevent?

Reactive Arthritis - Treatments

The treatment of reactive arthritis focuses on relieving symptoms and treating the underlying infection. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can be used to relieve joint pain and inflammation. In severe cases, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as sulfasalazine or methotrexate, may be used to slow joint damage.

Physiotherapy and exercise can also help to relieve symptoms and maintain joint mobility. In addition, the management of any underlying infection is important to prevent recurrent episodes of reactive arthritis.

Prognosis for Reactive Arthritis

The prognosis for reactive arthritis is generally good, with most people recovering within a few months to a year. However, in some cases, joint damage can be permanent. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent long-term joint damage and complications.

As such, it is very important to seek medical attention and/or visit SGH RHI for assessment.

Reactive Arthritis - Preparing for surgery

Reactive Arthritis - Post-surgery care