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How can I take entocort for crohns?

How can I take entocort for crohns?

For isolated disease: it is an oral medication, usually taken as 9 mg once daily. It is used to induce a remission in Crohn's disease when the Crohn's is isolated to the terminal ileum (end of the small intestine). ...Read more

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What to do if I have positive results with entocort ec for colitis?

What to do if I have positive results with entocort ec for colitis?

Good: if it works, then use it! steroids are preferably not used longterm, but this is a "topical" steroid for the intestine. there are other things to consider when choosing therapy for IBD, talk to your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of crohn's, cholestyramine and entocort?

Pain & bloody stools: Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder which causes bloody stools and pain. Cholestyramine & end ivory are medications. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis 4 years ago and given entocort ec for treatment. Will it ever go away for good or is it a lifelong illness?

I was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis 4 years ago and given entocort ec for treatment. Will it ever go away for good or is it a lifelong illness?

Unclear: The long term prognosis is not known in this rare condition. My hunch would be that yes, you will likely be on some form of treatment for the long run. But only your GI doctor can answer that question fully. Ask him or her on your next visit. ...Read more

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Could you take ibuprofen (an nsaid) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking entocort (a corticosteroid)?

Could you take ibuprofen (an nsaid) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking entocort (a corticosteroid)?

Yes: bupropion is not a steroid, and I am not aware of any contraindications to your drug combinations, but would just express some concern that steroids increase the chances of stomach ulcers and bleeding, and NSAIDs may worsen this. Talk to your doctor about using something to protect your stomach (sucralfate, prilosec and others) if stomach upset is present, or even as prevention. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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