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Variable: Technically, colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. This can include infectious as well as idiopathic such as ulcerative colitis, and crohns , and can also include ischemic and drug related causes. Colitis is non specific and making the correct diagnosis of the above will determine the proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more
Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel syndrome responds to diet. Limit foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, milk products (assoc lactose intolerance), foods high in sugar, fatty foods, gas-producing foods (such as beans, cabbage, and broccoli), and the artificial sweeteners sorbitol and xylitol (often used in sugarless gum and sugarless candy).To reduce constipation, add fiber to your diet, . ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes, it will resolve without treatment. A bland high fiber diet can help settle things. If u have persistent pain or fever, a doctor may put u on antibiotics. If u develop increased pain, persistent fever, or vomiting, you may need to be admitted to the hospital for IV fluids. IV antibiotics, and surgery if needed. Your doctor can help u figure out what is best in your case. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Ulcerative colitis in an autoimmune disease. Treatment may include medication such as immune suppressants and/or steroids either short term or long term. Some cases respond positively to diet changes. Severe cases may require colon surgery. This is not a disease that can currently be cured, but is one that usually can be successfully managed. ...Read more
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon while Crohn's disease can affect both the large and small intestine. The lining becomes inflamed as the result of an abnormal response by the body's immune system producing ulcers and other complications. Treatment often includes aminosalicylates, steroids, azathioprine, and other immunosuppressants, escalating to biologic agents targeting TNF ...Read more
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
An autoimmune syndro: Sjogren's is an autoimmune syndrome in which the main symptoms are dryness of the eye, the mouth and other mucous membranes, There can be involvement of the salivary glands like the parotid - the mumps gland, the lacrimal glands - the eye glands, and internal organs - the lung, heart, the immune system and there is a risk in some of malignancy ...Read more
Chalazion: A stye or chalazion is a occluded oil gland(meibomian gland, similar to sebaceous gland in the skin). A stye develops when the oil gland gets plugged up from dust, debris, makeup, animal dandruff, and pollution then it leads to inflammation and swelling. Its important to use heat pack over the lids 1-2x per day and wash the lids with baby shampoo. Omega 3 and good diet is important. ...Read more
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