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Treatments For Eosinophilic Colitis
Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc...
Irritable Bowel: Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the diet, in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables or metamucil or citrucel with plenty of water. Dealing with stress is important -- meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery can help. Treating anxiety & depression are part of the picture as well.
Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, I mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Many on pipe line: This treacherous disease who robs pleasures of life in youth, besides diet, stress control, lacking knowledge of exact etiology, besides due failure of immunological surveillance, drugs like Humira (adalimumab, an anti tumor necrosis factor drug) mdx-1100 (chemokine anti - inflammatory drug) being used. Even unknown fungus is implicated in genesis of the disease.
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.
Several: Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. Initially it can be treated with medication if mild in form. If severe or of long duration it may require surgery. Frequent colonoscopic surveillance is needed. There is a higher risk of colon cancer associated with uc.See 1 more doctor answer
Well: Lots depends on how severe and advanced the disease is there are many good medications today but surgery is probably the best treatment
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 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.
Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse. Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating. Some find a bland diet helps. Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer.
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