What does it mean to be anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory means to help the body resist the occurrence and spread of inflammation through external treatment. Tissues defend against the stimulation produced by various damage factors. The pathological process produced during the defense is inflammatory response. Drugs can resist the inflammation caused by these factors, which is called anti-inflammatory.

Inflammation may be caused by various factors, the most common of which are biological factors such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Inflammation caused by biological factors can be collectively referred to as infectious inflammation. In addition, tissue necrosis, allergic reaction, foreign bodies in the body or diseases in the body can also lead to non-infectious inflammation.

  1. Infectious inflammation:

An inflammation caused by an infectious agent, usually an antibacterial drug that removes the pathogen and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, meningitis, can be penicillin, cephalosporin and other antibiotics for anti-inflammatory treatment.

  1. Non-infectious inflammation:

Inflammation caused by non-infectious factors usually requires treatment with corticosteroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

1, glucocorticoid: has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, can inhibit the inflammatory reaction caused by physical factors, chemical factors, allergic factors and other factors. By inhibiting vascular permeability and other abilities, reduce inflammatory symptoms, so as to achieve anti-inflammatory purposes;

2, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: by inhibiting the activity of inflammatory mediators, such as prostaglandin, reduce inflammatory response, so as to anti-inflammatory.

Non-infectious factors such as rheumatism, systemic lupus erythematosus, allergic asthma and burn frostbite, etc., trigger the body’s autoimmune response, resulting in inflammation. In this case, anti-inflammatory treatment can be carried out by hydrocortisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, aspirin, acetaminophen and other drugs.