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Are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon?

Are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon?

No. (can be fatal): Toxic megacolon can be fatal. Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death. Without rapid improvement, surgeons have to cut out the large intestine to save one's life. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Toxic Megacolon (Definition)

Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition ...Read more


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Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Absolutely: It has to resolve otherwise surgery is critical before the colon ruptures and you go into shock. ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery. ...Read more

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If you think your child has toxic megacolon, what should you do first?

Go to the nearest ER: This is a life- threatening illness that requires immediate treatment. ...Read more

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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

Multiple: True toxic megacolon is a complication of crohn's disease and uc. It can be associated with any bacteria present in the colon. Antibiotics given as part of the treatment should cover c. Diff, enterococcus, and gnr's. ...Read more

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What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis and chrohn's disease may also be involved frequently. Parasitic infection would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?

Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?

Not recommend: I would not recommend this, for reasons you mentioned. It has constipating effect, and in essence, you want to get the stool out...
I would try advil instead if you can tolerate it and have no kidney or heart issues as a contraindication. ...Read more

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Could you have toxic megacolon but still pass stools and gas everyday?

Could you have toxic megacolon but still pass stools and gas everyday?

No: People with toxic megacolon are hospitalized, very sick, at risk of death, and not walking around passing stools and gas daily. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?

Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?

C diff: In addition to vancomycin are you also taking any antidiarrhea medication like Imodium? If so, this could be slowing your intestinal motility. I would be concerned if you were not having any bowel movements and if your abdomen is very distended. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician if you're experiencing abdominal distress. ...Read more

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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides. Terrible bloating after eating now. Sore. Toxic megacolon?

Be checked. ..: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment?

What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment?

Consult Oncologist!: For estrogen or Progesterone positive receptor cancer of breast: hormone manipulation: estrogen receptor inhibitors-tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors-arimidex, aromasin, (exemestane) letrosole etc! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?

What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?

Several days/weeks: If the treatment is intensive before it becomes a full blown cardiac emergency- days. If ICU care is involved, then weeks after antibiotics, blood replacement, and sometimes d.I.C. (clotting problems) occasionally, if the diagnosis is missed or not treated soon enough, death is the result. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for vitamin a toxicity?

Treatment for vitamin a toxicity?

Vitamin Toxicity: Is very rare but can happen with very high and prolonged doses of fat soluble vitamins (ADEK) ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I be worried bout toxic mega colon or other things if I'm on treatment for c. Diff. Or will treatment resolve any issues that could havhappened?

Outpatient: If you are not in a hospital, your risk for toxic megacolon is low while on antibiotics for c. Diff colitis. Fulminant c. Diff with toxic megacolon is life threatening, requires hospital admission, urgent surgical intervention as well as medical care and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold brain exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold brain exposure?

Watch out for Hype: For 10+ yrs, some individuals ; organizations have created a niche industry ; saturated the internet and other media outlets (oprah, dr. Oz, amazon. Com) with hype and medical mis-information on "toxic molds" and their consequences. The following link to the cdc section on molds states facts as known today ; steps to manage problems if present within the home. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/mold/stachy. Htm. ...Read more

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My left leg has been crippled by fluoroquinolone toxicity. Is there any treatment?

My left leg has been crippled by fluoroquinolone toxicity. Is there any treatment?

Not much help around: It is a very bad problem with lots of people hurt and no much available reliable relief.

May try some forms of detoxification.

It is a Fluoride compound that needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for benzocaine toxicity?

What is the treatment for benzocaine toxicity?

Methylene blue: The most dangerous potential effect of Benzocaine overdose is methemoglobinemia, a condition in which not enough oxygen is available to the body. There may be pale or blue-gray skin and nail beds, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Emergency treatment is the IV administration of a medication called methylene blue, and discontinuation of Benzocaine use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of toxic shock syndrome to go away with treatment?

How long does it take for symptoms of toxic shock syndrome to go away with treatment?

Several days/weeks: If the treatment is intensive before it becomes a full blown cardiac emergency- days. If ICU care is involved, then weeks after antibiotics, blood replacement, and sometimes d.I.C. (clotting problems) occasionally, if the diagnosis is missed or not treated soon enough, death is the result. ...Read more

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Post chronic lithium toxicity and withdrawal left me with terrible crawling sensations all over my body. Is it temporary and is there a treatment?

Post chronic lithium toxicity and withdrawal left me with terrible crawling sensations all over my body. Is it temporary and is there a treatment?

Unfortunately: I can't be terribly encouraging about this. Typically with chronic lithium poisoning there is a large body burden of lithium that is difficult to treat. Often this discovered with time or a new medication that alters kidney function or causes dehydration, causing the lithium level to rise. The symptoms you describe are not unusual. Treatment is symptomatic as for other peripheral neuropathies. ...Read more

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If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

Shorter is better: In infants, cause of fever is generally infections, which shouldn't take more than 3-5 days to subside with the recommended treatment for the condition. Due to his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. Important thing is to make sure he remains well hydrated. ...Read more

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Have read amiodarone toxic side effects. Is it a good long term treatment for afib?

Have read amiodarone toxic side effects. Is it a good long term treatment for afib?

See below: amiodarone does work well for afib. There is a risk, just like anything, to taking it. It can cause pulmonary and thyroid toxicity. If you take it, try to get on the lowest dose that's effect and between you and your physician, monitor for signs of toxicity. ...Read more

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Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

C. difficile: The answer depends upon your response to medications. There are strains of cl. Difficile that are resistant to medications used to treat this condition, and toxic megacolon may occur secondary to the severity of infection encountered prior to institution of therapy. You need to keep in close touch with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more

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Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Far safer options: You are right to be concerned. Antibiotics kill our friendly flora leading to overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria which has adverse consequences. I've successfully treated acne in many without ever prescribing antibiotics. Dietary changes, nutritional supplements, herbs, natural lotions & homeopathy are very effective. See http://bit. Ly/19zfc5s & http://bit. Ly/14dmebh & http://abt. Cm/18rwpeb. ...Read more

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Should I Try Oral Route Glycerol for treatment of my Intercranial hypertension before I try something more toxic like Topiramate?

Should I Try Oral Route Glycerol for treatment of my Intercranial hypertension before I try something more toxic like Topiramate?

Huh? Come Again?: I'm not sure I quite understand. Who recommended oral glycerol to treat intracranial hypertension? That is a highly antiquated form of treatment for IIH. Results are poor. Nobody recommends that first line anymore. Weight loss is better than glycerol to treat IIH. Diamox is the standard drug of choice for IIH followed by Lasix then, possibly steroids. Topamax (topiramate)? For headaches? Poor efficacy. ...Read more

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Is heavy metal toxicity found on regular complete blood test? Which blood markers? What does Cardiac marker 72 mean? Is there treatment toxic metal

Is heavy metal toxicity found on regular complete blood test? Which blood markers? What does Cardiac marker 72 mean? Is there treatment toxic metal

Uncommon tests: Heavy metal toxicity is not detected on routine screens. You're on dangerous ground here. There are charlatans / sweet-talkers and crooked labs that will diagnose anyone with "heavy metal poisoning", take you for your money and guarantee you'll never feel well again. Their stuff looks real; it's not. Consider poisoning if you have an enemy (arsenic) or industrial exposure & use a real physician. ...Read more

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Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Yes: In some cases hormonal treatment can be as effective as chemotherapy. However if there is benefit from chemotherapy then it would be in addition to hormonal therapy. You should ask what percent benefit chemotherapy would give your circumstance and then decide if it's worth it to you to not accept that benefit. ...Read more

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Megacolon.! please help.! my son has it?

Swollen large bowel: The largebowel stops working and waste piles up finally blocking the exit so it baloons up. ...Read more

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3 month baby, he was fine till 4th month! He did not poop 15 day with mother milk! Is it possible develope megacolon after 4 month? I am too much confus

3 month baby, he was fine till 4th month! He did not poop 15 day with mother milk! Is it possible develope megacolon after 4 month? I am too much confus

Yes: Congenital megacolon is of course a condition your baby was born with. However, a majority of affected infants do not show sign of the condition right after birth. ...Read more

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Would Megacolon be seen on abdominal/pelvic CT scan with contrast and barium sulfate?

Would Megacolon be seen on abdominal/pelvic CT scan with contrast and barium sulfate?

Yes, . ..: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At times, it can be acute & toxic. Imaging studies of CT scan with/without contrast + barium sulfate confirmed the diagnosis. For future events of health concern, follow the instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to treat jet lag?

Are there any natural remedies to treat jet lag?

Yes: Melatonin 0.5-3 mg at bedtime for 3 days after arriving may speed recovery. Homeopathy is found to be helpful by many. Another simple thing to try is "earthing" which involves spending time barefoot in the dirt, sand or grass after arrival - see http://www. Townsendletter. Com/may2010/earthing0510.Html for earthing info & http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/aznaturalremedyindex/a/jet_lag_remedy. Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


Megacolon (Definition)

Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to ...Read more