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Over The Counter Treatment For Colitis
Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but I can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?
Try these...: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3165205/; http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/749522; http://apfed. Org/drupal/drupal/eosinophilic_colitis_quick_facts.
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please.
What kind: You do not have a crohn, so it must be ulcerative colitis, ischemic colitis, pseudo membrane colitis, ETC. So to know the latest in therapy we need to know what kind you have.
What are the long term effects of untreated colitis? What treatment will help ease the pain and symptoms the quickest? Thanks!
Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, your gastrointestinal specialist can help answer the question in treatment, Over the counter meds have disappointing results and stay away from ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and aspirin as they may worsen it.
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.
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
Rarely: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease. The severity of symptoms can wax and wane depending on many factors such as diet, sickness and overall health. One can still have flares and attacks even when on medical therapy. Patients who have many flares despite medical therapy are offered a surgical consultation.
Well: Lots depends on how severe and advanced the disease is there are many good medications today but surgery is probably the best treatment
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenteritis: Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis, a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products, bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. Crystal light and water to drink and stay hydrated. If vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools and recent travel outside US occurs, contact Pedi MD thru health tap. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher, on staff.
See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line.
No: Given that dr. Ray lala's "healing centre" touts his approach of spinal alignment and minerals can treat problems from cancer to neurological problems, from arthritis to bowel irregularity, from skin conditions to herpes, it would seem implausible that any single treatment could accomplish this as a cause and effect. There are many claims by alternative medicine but few have been proven.
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.
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