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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Collagenous Colitis

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Colitis (Definition)

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What is collagenous colitis?

What is collagenous colitis?

Inflammatory disease: Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the fact that one needs to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify it. There are two varieties: collagenous colitis, in which a thick layer of protein/collagen develops in the tissue and lymphocytic colitis, in which white blood cells (lymphocytes) accumulate. ...Read more

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I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!

I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!

Normix?: Not sure what "normix" is. Budesonide (entocort) is a weak corticosteroid that is mostly contained in the gut (poorly absorbed) that is highly effective at controlling diarrhea from collagenous colitis. ...Read more

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I have Collagenous Colitis, an autoimmune disease currently managed by my GI Doc. Budesonide is the only thing that helps.

??: As you may know, collagenous colitis is characterized by watery diarrhea..You should avoid taking NSAIDS,as doctor probably told you.Diagnosis is by biopsy showing a band of collagen in the submucosa.Not sure what you are asking though???Good luck.I am sure you are in good hands with gastro doctor. ...Read more

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Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?

Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?

IgE: How high is high? 100s or 1000s is the ige? You need to be seen by an allergist and you need to have some tests done. Did they find eosinophils in the colon biopsies? ...Read more

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I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?

I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?

Not a good idea: Ibuprofen can increase the chance of kidney damage with Asacol. So can other anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin and and naprosyn (naproxen). It is not a good idea to take them together. In addition, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can make colitis worse so it is best to take acetaminophen if you need something for pain. ...Read more

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Colitis (sigmoid) adverse reaction to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and/or Flagyl, are there alternative courses of treatment that maybe aren't so harsh?

Depends on cause: Cynthia, if this colitis is due to a bacteria, there are several other alternatives. If it is immune (like IBD/ulcerative colitis), then perhaps you may benefit from mesalamine. ...Read more

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Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

There is: but suppositories are useful only in Ulcerative Proctitis (lower rectum) Treatment for UC and , in fact, all inflammatory bowel disease has advanced a good deal since ASACOL! Your Mom should speak with her GI Doc! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

Usually antibiotics: Vancomycin and Metronidazole are the most commonly used; fidaxomicin was recently approved; Rifampin and Rifaximin are also used; non-antibiotic therapies: probiotics containing saccharomyces boulardii have been shown to be of benefit; fecal transplants are very effective in difficult cases; some patients seem to resolve the infection without treatment. ...Read more

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Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

Gastroenteritis: Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis, a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products, bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. Crystal light and water to drink and stay hydrated. If vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools and recent travel outside US occurs, contact Pedi MD thru health tap. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher, on staff. ...Read more

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Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but i can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?

Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but i can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?

Try these...: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3165205/; http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/749522; http://apfed.Org/drupal/drupal/eosinophilic_colitis_quick_facts.

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What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763

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What's the fastest treatment for chronic radiation colitis?

Fastest or best?: Once present there are not any perfect treatments. Oral steroids may help for severe flares but long term success is limited. Removing the colon is the only true cure of colitis. Other than that treatment of symptoms is all that can be done. ...Read more

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Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

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What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

Irritable Bowel : Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the diet, in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables or metamucil or citrucel with plenty of water. Dealing with stress is important -- meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery can help. Treating anxiety & depression are part of the picture as well. ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

Colitis...: ...Is a general term of which crohn's disease is one type. Treatment for crohn's ranges from dietary modification and supplementation to salicylates to steroids to surgical treatment. As for colitis, it depends in the specific underlying cause - infectious causes are generally treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more