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Alternative Treatments For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!
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
Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colitis (sigmoid) adverse reaction to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and/or Flagyl, are there alternative courses of treatment that maybe aren't so harsh?
Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?
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
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
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.Get a more detailed answer ›
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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