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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Apr 01// Coronavirus

Does having IBD make you immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19 complications? Learn more about your risk and how to protect yourself. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has its own set of challenges, but what does […]

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4 Things Immunocompromised People Should Know About Food Safety in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31// Coronavirus

New questions about how to safely obtain, prepare, and consume food are arising during COVID-19, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Anyone who eats runny eggs, doesn’t bother washing fresh fruit, or leaves leftovers on the counter for […]

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Methotrexate and Coronavirus: Does Methotrexate Make You High-Risk for COVID-19?

Mar 27// Coronavirus

A side effect methotrexate is increased risk of infections. This is particularly important to understand right now in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or severe psoriasis, there’s a good chance you’re […]

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Prednisone and Coronavirus: Do Corticosteroids Make You Immunosuppressed and Higher Risk for COVID-19?

Mar 25// Coronavirus

A common side effect of corticosteroids like prednisone is increased risk of infections. This is particularly important to understand right now in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Prednisone — a corticosteroid that’s used by many people with […]

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Psoriasis and Coronavirus: Understanding Risk, Hand Hygiene, and More

Mar 23// Coronavirus

Having psoriasis during the COVID-19 pandemic may also be problematic because your skin is much more apt to become irritated from all the frequent hand washing and sanitizing. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Because psoriasis primarily impacts the skin, many people assume it’s […]

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Is Ibuprofen Dangerous for Coronavirus? Acetaminophen May Be Safer for COVID-19 Fever

Mar 19// Coronavirus

Despite some uncertainty, many clinicians are now saying that acetaminophen is the safest choice if you develop a fever and COVID-19 symptoms at this time. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones.  If you have an inflammatory condition, chances are you have plenty of non-steroidal […]

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6 Facts You Can Share When Someone Dismisses Coronavirus as ‘Just Like the Flu’

Mar 13// Coronavirus

If you feel like your concerns as a chronic illness patient are not being heard, share this. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. While many Americans have recently started taking stricter preparation measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus, many CreakyJoints members and […]

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Is It a Migraine or a Stroke? Getting It Wrong Happens in 18% of Cases, Says New Study

Dec 03// Migraine

It’s easy to mistake migraine with aura for stroke, especially when you don’t get migraine attacks regularly. When someone is having a stroke, time is of the essence. If it’s an ischemic stroke — the most common kind, which is caused by a clot blocking blood flow to the brain — you need a drug […]

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Who Really Needs to Take CGRP Medication to Prevent Migraine? What New Guidelines Say

Nov 28// Migraine

These new medications are pricey, and insurers aren’t eager to cover them. New guidelines on which migraine patients need CGRPs most could help with access. If you frequently suffer from debilitating migraine attacks, you may already have a prescription for more than one type of medication: a pain-relieving drug to be taken when the pain […]

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