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The ‘Hot Bath’ Test Used for Years to Diagnose MS
Heat-Related Symptoms are Temporary
Strategies for Easing the Effects of Heat
- Stay in an air-conditioned environment during periods of extreme heat and humidity. [If an air conditioner is needed to help minimize the symptoms of MS, the cost of this equipment may be tax deductible if the physician has written a prescription for it.]
- Use cooling products (vests, neck wraps, bandanas, etc.) during exercise or outdoor activity, or pre- and post-cool.
- Wear lightweight, loose, “breathe-able” clothing.
- Icy drinks such as “slurpees” or popsicles can provide temporary relief.
- Use an oscillating fan during indoor exercise.
- Exercise in a cool pool (<85 degrees).
- Given orally, as one or two courses per year, depending on the study regimen
- Although the parent company is not currently seeking approval, cladribine continues to be studied in RRMS
- Oral medication taken once daily; dosing is still under investigation
- Laquinimod is being studied in RRMS
Plegridy® PEGylated interferon beta-1a, also known as BIIB017)
- Administered by subcutaneous injection once every two weeks at a dose of 125 mcg (micrograms)
- Plegridy is being studied for relapsing forms of MS
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014
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