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    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Home Treatment

    Help yourself to help your child

    Living with JIA often means making lifestyle changes and adjustments. This can be frustrating and demanding for you, your child, and your family. Here are a few steps to help yourself:

    • Learn about the disease. Knowing more about it will help you and your child have less fear, make better decisions, and have better results.
    • Work as a team with your child's doctors and other health professionals. The outlook is better when you and your child actively manage your child's health.
    • Take good physical care of yourself so that you can help your child through the more difficult periods of illness. Consider becoming involved with a support group of families who live with JIA. Your local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation can provide classes and support-group information.
    • Remember that many children with JIA don't have long-term disease and disability. They go on to lead healthy adult lives.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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