“The teacher“, a Nigeria-based Facebook page featuring false and sometimes dangerous health remedies – numerous including Africa Check To previously demystified – now claims he has a rheumatism treatment.
Rheumatism is not a medical word, but people often use it to describe forms of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis Where osteoarthritis. The number different types of arthritis can cause pain, swelling and stiffness joints between our bones – as in the hands, feet, hips, knees and spine.
It is recipe âThe Professorâ donates for their rheumatism treatment: âGet 4 wonderful cola, 4 ginger, 5 bitter cola, 2 alligator peppers and fragrant leaves. Crush together and mix with dry gin. Take two scoops morning and evening for a week. “
They add: “Not for ulcer patients please.”
No cure for rheumatism
Africa Check asked Samuel Ghasi, professor of pharmacology at the University of Nigeria, about the remedy.
“There is no cure for rheumatism,” he told us. “People have tried all kinds of treatments to no avail.” He added: “People with this disease depend heavily on strong pain relievers.”
Onyekere particular, pharmacist and member of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, also told us that there was no cure and that the only treatment was to manage the symptoms of pain and swelling.
âThe drugs available, called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and other anti-inflammatory drugs, help manage only the symptoms and pain associated with them. But, as of now, there is no known conventional drug that will serve as a cure. . “