Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Arthritis Reactive Treatment

Treatment of Reiter's syndrome may include antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some may need to be treated with corticosteroids or other more potent anti-inflammatory agents.

Treatment of Reiter's syndrome may include:

Arthritis Reactive Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Reiter's syndrome.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
    • For how long?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having Reiter's syndrome again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Arthritis Reactive Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Reiter's syndrome:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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