Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rectal Swelling Home Care

Home care for proctitis includes:

Rectal Swelling Pain Control

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in adults with proctitis include:


Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.

Aspirin

Ibuprofen

Naproxen

Ketoprofen

NSAID Precautions

Rectal Swelling Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have proctitis and any of the following:

Continue to Rectal Swelling Outlook

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rectal Swelling References
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