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Anti-inflammatory: Cortisone vs. Ibuprofen

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are anti-inflammatory agents that are different structurally and mechanistically from the anti-inflammatory steroids. NSAIDS act by a competitive and ...
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Can an antipyretic (I.e. Aspirin) lower normal body temperature?

Kudos for finding that study on mice! I also googled a bit for references.. From "Physiology Secrets" (page 315) by Hershel Raff, published in 2003: Furthermore, in one other source the ...
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Is ibuprofen contra-indicated for a child with chicken pox?

An earlier warning regarding medications in children with chicken pox came to the following conclusion: The safety of ibuprofen suspension in children. (2003) The risk of invasive Group A ...
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Anti-infammatory medicines - do they actually affect the root cause of the pain or just mask the pain for sometime?

Principally by making the body not feel the pain, but in some situations they actually help with the underlying cause. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen work by blocking ...
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Why can't we give blood within 8 days after taking an anti-inflammatory?

For this answer, I'll assume that with “anti-inflammatory pills” we're exclusively talking about NSAIDs. In summary, I see multiple reasons why donors have to wait a few days after taking NSAIDs. In ...
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Why can't we give blood within 8 days after taking an anti-inflammatory?

Although ACCP recommends 7- to 10-day aspirin intake cessation before surgery in patients with low cardiovascular risk, the results of our study suggest that aspirin intake cessation not longer than ...
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Do NSAIDs hamper herniated disc resorption?

This answer is about the effect of NSAIDs and steroids on the resorption of disc herniation and pain. There seem to be no clinical trials in which NSAIDs or other drugs would slow down the resorption ...
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Why are corticosteroids not used in the treatment of pneumonia?

It would seem that the evidence is that (injected) corticosteroids don't help much unless the disease is severe (septic shock) and/or has a high inflammatory response, in which case there is some ...
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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia?

A very recent Cochrane review of the use of Omega 3 in ARDS, not specifically from COVID-19, did not find any benefit using trials up to 2018. Conclusions: This Cochrane meta-analysis of 10 studies ...
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Why prescribe sub-antimicrobial doses of oral antibiotics for anti-inflammation?

Tetracyclines such as doxycycline primarily work as antimicrobials by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacteria. However, these drugs can also act on eukaryotic cells like human immune cells, resulting ...
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Permanent damage from anti-inflammatory

NSAIDs can also cause stomach ulcers, which may be fatal if left untreated. You can actually bleed to death.References:for ulcers:NCBIWebMDfor death:NCBIWebMD
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