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Alternative Treatments For Eosinophilic Colitis
Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc... ...Read more
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?
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
Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center ...Read more
Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more
Many on pipe line: This treacherous disease who robs pleasures of life in youth, besides diet, stress control , lacking knowledge of exact etiology , besides due failure of immunological surveillance , drugs like Humira (adalimumab , an anti tumor necrosis factor drug ) mdx-1100 ( chemokine anti - inflammatory drug ) being used. Even unknown fungus is implicated in genesis of the disease. ...Read more
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763Get a more detailed answer ›
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