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Warpy

(111,598 posts)
6. The problem with RA and a lot of other immune system diseases
Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:11 PM
Feb 2013

is that they wax and wane in severity, making sufferers (and their parents) open to quackery. It also takes several weeks for NSAIDs to reach a steady blood level and noticeable reduction of joint inflammation.

While there is nothing dangerous in the regimen, I did notice that the NSAID was continued. I do find daily Tylenol a little worrisome in a 3 year old, it's hard on kidneys and liver.

I don't think anyone can say for sure what helped this kid's arthritis, the plural of anecdote is not data. However, any regimen that continues the daily NSAID is not going to leave him open to massive damage. His mom will want to watch his kidney functions and liver enzymes, though, because of that Tylenol.

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