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How can multiple sclerosis flare-ups be treated?

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Your symptoms might go away on their own if they're mild. Even so, let your doctor know what's going on.

Treating symptoms can shorten your flare-ups and help you recover faster. The goal is to bring down the inflammation that caused your symptoms.

Your doctor will likely prescribe a steroid drug. Steroids curb inflammation and can help you get over a relapse faster.

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D.  , October-December 2009. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Paturel, A.  , January/February 2009. Neurology Now

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D.  , October-December 2009. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Paturel, A.  , January/February 2009. Neurology Now

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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