Arthritis: does the fumigation of joints kill the bugs?
Frank Russo - July 10 2011.
Sometime ago I discovered that 3 antibiotics at the same time made joint pains go away, and suggested micro-organisms were involved in arthritis.
Now it's been discovered that smokers have little bother from arthritis... could it simply be that the bugs are fumigated and thus killed by the toxic smoke? It's certainly food for thought, but I would not recommend anybody take-up smoking. Perhaps special antibiotics should be developed to cater for arthritis and thus help people with this debilitating disease. Of course the treatment should take place early on, before much damage is done.
Let's hope we can learn about the mechanism involved, by which smoking kills the bugs.