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What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative 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...

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What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

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.

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

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.

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What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control.

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What is the latest treatment for colitis? I do not have Crohn's.

What is the latest treatment for colitis? I do not have Crohn's.

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.

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What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

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.

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Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

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.

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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?

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.

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What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

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

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What are the new treatments of ulcerative colitis?

What are the new treatments of ulcerative colitis?

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.

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Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

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.

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What are the different types of ulcerative colitis treatments?

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.

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Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Several: There are several new agents such as remicaid that may be used. Surgery is also a good option for ulcerative colitis. Fecal transplant has also been reported to be effective. You should discuss these options with your doctor.

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Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis? ?

Fecal transplant: While not ayurvedic, fecal transplant is a natural and non-invasive way to treat many colon diseases that is widely seen as one of the most effective remedies available.

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What is the best Treatment for ulceritive colitis?

Well: Lots depends on how severe and advanced the disease is there are many good medications today but surgery is probably the best treatment

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis 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.

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Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Possibly TNFs: I have never heard of "patchy colitis." do you mean crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? If so, tnf agents such as Humira or Remicade (infliximab) would be excellent treatment for both disorders.

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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.

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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients.

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What are the treatments for ulcerative colitis?

What are the treatments for ulcerative colitis?

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.