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What are the treatments for sarcoidosis?
Components of your child's treatment may include:
corticosteroid medications - taken orally, these medications reduce inflammation and help control severe symptoms
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - taken orally, these medications also help control inflammation and symptoms without some of the side effects of other steroids
other medications to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain, and to slow the progress of the disease
immunosuppressive medications to suppress the hyperactivity of the immune system that leads to autoimmunity
physical therapy to improve and maintain muscle and joint function
occupational therapy to improve and maintain your child's ability to perform activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and using a computer
patient and family education to help you understand your child's condition and participate in her care and healing
psychosocial support for the emotional, mental and social health of both child and family. Support may include one-on-one counseling, support groups or referral to local and national resources.
What is the long-term outlook for a child with sarcoidosis?
Like the symptoms and treatments, the long-term outlook for sarcoidosis is very different for each person. Talk to your child's physician for more information about your unique situation.
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