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A 57-year-old male asked:

What can i take for colitis?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: Colitis is a general term - inflammation of bowel. Depens (penicillamine) what kind and what symptoms are involved? In general dietary adjustment may help . Recommend to consume more "probiotics" like kefir mixed with pomogranet juice and over the counter probiotic pill "vsl#3". Take it as a healthy breakfast daily! also talk to your doctor for specific directions.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 32 years experience
Depends: There are many different types of colitis, ranging from infectious to inflammatory bowel disease to ischemic colitis to pseudomembranous colitis, and many others. Many of the different colitides have specific treatments.
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Depends: On severity. In the case of mild to moderately severe ulcerative colitis, mesalamine may be sufficient. In the case of more severe colitis, one may need an immunomodulator (azathioprine or 6MP) or biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio).
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
It depends: on what kind of colitis you have. Different causes, different treatments, and different prognosis.

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