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Is there any treatment of Myositis?Treatment varies, depending on the type of myositis.


In many cases control of inflammation by IVIg andsteroids helps the case.

LifestyleManagement Changes Exercise.After drugtreatment takes effect, aprogram of regular stretchingexercises prescribed by yourdoctor can help maintain rangeof motion in weakened arms andlegs. Physical therapy may alsohelp prevent permanent muscleshortening. You may also want toadd whirlpool baths, heat andgentle massage.
  • Rest.Getting enough rest is animportant component of managingmyositis. Take frequent breaksduring the day and limit youractivity.
  • Nutrition.  What you eat can affect your overall health.  At CIDPUSA ,a trained nutritionist is on hand to help design a diet that's right for you and yourlifestyle.  Learn more about our Nutritionist. (link toNutrition)
  • Reductionof Stress.It is imperative that myositispatients find outlets for thedaily stress that most of ushave in our lives. To that end,your doctor may suggest exerciseas a form of relaxation, likeyoga, or biofeedback exercises.
  • Infectious myositis. Flu symptoms usually last three to seven days. In trichinosis, symptoms peak inabout three weeks, and then gradually subside. For pyomyositis, your doctor will drain the abscess and you will be given antibiotics. Once the infection isgone, healing can start. Recovery can take weeks or even months in people with chronic illnesses.
  • Benign acute myositis. Patients usually recover within three to seven days.
  • Myositis ossificans. In somecases, the bony lump disappears on its own. However, this can take a few months. If the lump does not go away, it may remain indefinitely or your doctor can remove it surgically.
  • Drug-induced myositis.Symptoms usually disappear once you stop taking the drug. However, this can take weeks or months.
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