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How Can I Get Rid Of My Colitis
Depends: A complete and correct diagnosis of colitis, depending on the cause is best treated with proper medication and diet and close follow up with your doctor. But the first step is making the correct diagnosis. Colitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. There are numerous types and causes and different treatments, so get to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ulcerative colitis. I feel a stomach pain in my upper right abdomen just right below my ribs. How can I get rid of this?
Can you tell me how to get rid of the discomfort feeling.. when suffering from ulcerative colitis?
Medications: The best way to minimize the discomfort from UC (pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bleeding) is to take UC medications that decrease the inflammation in your colon. Some medications are delivered by mouth, others by enema, and others by IV or injection. The types of medications that are appropriate for you should be discussed with your GI doctor. ...Read more
How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.
Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more
Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the symptoms. Avoid irritants, know your irritants, and get on a bowel regiment. Common irritants setting off flairs include lactose, gluten, bile acids. Work with gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more
Different treatments: For various types of colitis. Without knowing if this is an inflammatory, infectious, ischemic colitis, i can't be any more specific other than to say there are no home remedies for any of the forms of colitis. They all require correct diagnosis and proper treatment and follow up. See your doctor or a specialist. ...Read more
I have IBS so i'm worried that taking zithromax for sinusitis will cause c. Diff colitis. Is there another way to rid sinusitis w/o antibiotics?
Cause of condition?: A majority of sinusitis are caused by viruses (e.g.Rhinovirus). Since antibiotics (abx) only treat bacterial infections, they are useless against virus infections. Supportive measures such as Acetaminophen for sinus pain can be used. If the sinusitis is caused by an allergy or some airborne irritant, remove yourself from the cause ; consider nasal irrigation with a netty pot. ...Read more
Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
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