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What should I know to care for someone with inflammation?

When caring for someone with inflammation, it is important to know that there are times when inflammation is appropriate and helpful, like if the person you are caring for has a cut or injury. If the inflammation is unnecessary and painful (as in arthritis or osteoporosis), you should provide pain relief and inflammation treatment. Remember that inflamed organs and tissues can lead to other conditions like heart problems and kidney damage. Over-the-counter medication might include aspirin and ibuprofen. A doctor can suggest prescription pain killers and inflammation relievers. It is also important to make sure that the person you are caring for has a balanced diet with enough rest.

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