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What symptoms can multiple sclerosis treatment help relieve?

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Symptoms like fatigue, numbness or tingling, muscle stiffness, and depression may not go away after an attack, but many treatments can help relieve them, including physical and occupational therapy, counseling, and medications. But not every symptom your child might have comes from MS. Children with MS get the same illnesses other kids get. Fevers or infections may worsen MS symptoms for a little while, but they usually get better once the fever goes down or an infection is under control.

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The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center: Neuroscience News: “Multiple Sclerosis in Children Is More Common Than Thought.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Pediatric (Child) MS.”

The Transverse Myelitis Association: “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).”

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Multiple Sclerosis.”

Children’s Hospital Boston: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

SOURCES:

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center: Neuroscience News: “Multiple Sclerosis in Children Is More Common Than Thought.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Pediatric (Child) MS.”

The Transverse Myelitis Association: “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).”

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Multiple Sclerosis.”

Children’s Hospital Boston: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 14, 2019

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