Arthritis, infectious

  • Infection of the joints
  • Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling redness and tenderness and fever
  • Caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but may be more common in those with a weakened immune system or the elderly
  • May be mild to severe
  • Can be life threatening

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Decrease your level of stress where possible. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

 

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