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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Stillís Disease)

by Dr. Alva Irish

 

This is a chronic, inflammatory, systemic disease which may cause joint or connective tissue damage and lesions throughout the body characterized by fever, rash, liver-spleen enlargement and arthritis in children.

It is a persistent inflammatory arthritis that begins before age 16 for which no specific cause can be found.
CAUSE of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exact cause is unknown.
Evidence points to autoimmune disease.
Usually associated with physical or emotional stress.
Age: Under 16 years of age.
Sex: Common in girls.

CLINICAL FEATURES of JRA

Symptoms:

Onset: acute or insidious.
Fever.
Swelling & pain in joints.
Poor appetite.
Loss of weight.
Child refuses to walk without being able to explain why.
Irritability.
Listlessness.
Fever: repeating.
Rash on trunk, limbs as patches of erythema.
Liver enlargement.
Spleenal swelling.
Affected joints hot, tender & swollen.
swelling of joints.
Limitation of joint movement.

MANAGEMENT of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Reassurance.
Emotional support.
Encourage child & family to maintain positive outlook.
Rest during acute stage.
Splinting of joint.
Gentle passive joint movement.
Corrective support to deformity.
Homeopathic Treatment for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his prescribed condition. The homeopathic medicines listed were selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A predisposition/susceptibility is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given below indicate the correct ones but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice. Homeopathic Remedies I have used for ameliorating JRA Here is a list of Homeopathics I have used to care for Clients with JRA. In Homeopathy each person is different and needs different remedies. I choose from this list by asking the client questions about his/her symptoms so I can dispense the correct ones.

DO NOT EVER try to treat JRA without professional help!

1) ABROTANUM
2) ACONITE
3) APIS
4) ARS. ALB.
5) BELLADONA
6) BRYONIA
7) CALC. CARB
8) CHAMOMILLA
9) MEDORRHINUM
10) RHUS TOX

 
 
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