What treatment is available for juvenile arthritis?

While there is yet no known cure for juvenile arthritis, the pain and swelling can be relieved by several methods, in order to maintain full movement and strength.

Several conventional medical treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), immunosuppressant, corticosteroids, and TNF blockers. Natural products such as emu oil are also suitable relief treatment. Therapy and, in severe cases, surgery, may be recommended by doctors.

NSAIDs can reduce inflammation and pain. However, they can cause stomachaches, ulcers or bleeding, particularly if ingested in large doses. They may also expedite liver and kidney damage, or possible heart problems.

DMARDs can delay the advance of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and reduce risk of permanent damage to joints and other tissue. They are unfortunately expensive, and may come with side effects that include nausea and liver problems.

TNF blockers can provide relief for pain, morning stiffness and swollenness in the joints. However, these can increase chances of an infection, as well as risk of cancer.

Immunosuppressant functions as a control for the immune system, which tends to be overactive in a case of juvenile arthritis, and thus provides temporary reprieve. However, it can increase susceptibility to infection and, rarely, some types of cancer.

Corticosteroids are short-term medications used to control symptoms until a strong drug such as DMARDs take effect. These drugs may retard normal growth and increase vulnerability to infection.

Emu oil is a natural remedy that has anti-inflammatory traits. It can provide relief for juvenile arthritic pain, as well as joint inflammation. It is further safe for consumption in both liquid and capsule form, with no adverse side effects on a long term basis.

EMUDERM™ Emu Oil maximises therapeutic properties of emu oil, it is

  • Made in Australia
  • 100% Pure & Natural
  • Rich in Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9
  • Vitamins A, D, E & F
  • 100% Pure and Natural
  • Bio-Active – contains maximum bioactivity
  • Certified Therapeutic Grade by The Therapeutic Grade Administration of Australia
  • Contains No Preservatives, No Additives, No Petrochemicals

EMUDERM™ Pure Emu Oil help juvenile arthritis because it

  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Relieves Pain
  • Has Transdermal Property- Easily Penetrates the Skin
  • Is Hypoallergenic – Suitable for All Skin Types