Differences Between Anti-Inflammatories And Pain Relievers

Only Anti-Inflammatories Affect Inflammation

While both anti-inflammatories and pain relievers can reduce discomfort and high temperatures, only anti-inflammatories affect inflammation. Pain relievers are engineered to block enzymes in the peripheral and central nervous systems to reduce pain and provide relief. These medications are best for treating fever, headaches, and minor pain. If the discomfort is stemming from an injury accompanied by swelling, an anti-inflammatory is the only medication that will address both the pain and inflammation. Individuals with chronic illnesses that cause inflammation, such as arthritis or tendonitis, should also choose anti-inflammatories over general pain relievers.

It's essential to determine the root of the pain to know which type of medication will best target the symptoms. Learn more about this now.

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