Treatment for proctitis includes warms baths, antibiotics, antiviral medications, suppositories that contain anti-inflammatory medication, oral corticosteroid medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
Treatment for proctitis includes:
- Warm baths for proctitis:
- Three times a day for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Antibiotics for proctitis:
- Metronidazole (Flagyl)
- Vancomycin (Vancocin)
- Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
- Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
- Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
- Penicillin (Bicillin)
- Tetracycline (Sumycin)
- Antiviral medication for proctitis:
- Rectal anti-inflammatory medications for proctitis:
- Corticosteroid medications:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
Proctitis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of proctitis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having proctitis again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat proctitis:
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