How to Cure Colonitis

By K. Lynn Wallace

Colonitis, which is also commonly referred to as colitis, is the inflammation of the large bowel. Symptoms of colonitis include abdominal pain, blood in the stool and the frequent urge to have a bowel movement. Colonitis is a painful condition, so finding a cure is a top priority for patients suffering from the disease.

Colonitis, which is also commonly referred to as colitis, is the inflammation of the large bowel. Symptoms of colonitis include abdominal pain, blood in the stool and the frequent urge to have a bowel movement. Colonitis is a painful condition, so finding a cure is a top priority for patients suffering from the disease.

See your doctor. If the pain is severe, or persistent, you should see a doctor as it could be a sign of a more serious condition. If the problem is not severe, you can try a home remedy, or wait to ask your doctor about it at your next regular visit.

Rest your colon. You can rest your colon by eating and drinking nothing but clear fluids for a day to give your colon a chance to heal itself.

Stay hydrated. Dehydration can increase the abdominal pain that accompanies colonitis, so it is important to stay hydrated. This is especially challenging with colonitis because your body loses fluid with diarrhea, so it is important to drink plenty of water.

Use over-the-counter medications to control symptoms. You can use Immodium to control diarrhea and/or a pain reliever to control abdominal pain. Follow the instructions on the label, and do not use over-the-counter medications for longer than directed on the label without seeking the advice of a doctor.

See your doctor now. If the home remedies above do not relieve your symptoms you should see your doctor. Your doctor will likely determine the cause of the colonitis, and prescribe a medication to treat it.

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About the Author

K. Lynn Wallace attended the University of the Arts and University of Baltimore Law school and is now an attorney in Maryland. She has a general litigation practice and has been a writer since 2009. She has served on the editorial board of the "University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Journal."

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