Guillain-Barre Syndrome (cont.)
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Medical Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Medications
Certain drugs such as heparin may be used to prevent blood clotting. Corticosteroids are not used.
Other Therapy for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Physical therapy should be started as soon as the person can tolerate the activity. Physical therapy should include heat, which provides pain relief. The person should do range-of-motion exercises to prevent joint and muscle stiffness.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Outlook
A majority of people with Guillain-Barre syndrome will make a complete recovery. Symptoms will gradually improve over several months.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/5/2016
Michael A LoGuidice Sr, DO
Mark Persin, DO
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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