Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

  • Pain relievers. Over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) may help relieve joint swelling, stiffness and pain.
  • Avoid contact sports. Strenuous physical activity may stress the joints, and contact sports, such as football, may increase the risk of retinal detachment.
  • Seek educational help. Your child may have difficulty in school due to problems hearing or seeing. Your child's teachers need to be aware of his or her special needs.
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