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What is the most common treatment for diverticulitis?

What is the most common treatment for diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is treated using diet modifications, antibiotics, and possibly surgery. Mild diverticulitis infection may be treated with bed rest, stool softeners, a liquid diet, antibiotics to fight the infection, and possibly antispasmodic drugs.

What is the standard treatment for diverticulitis?

If antibiotics are given for uncomplicated diverticulitis, consider amoxicillin/clavulanic acid or an oral cephalosporin plus metronidazole if the patient can take oral therapy. If intravenous therapy is needed cefazolin, cefuroxime, or ceftriaxone, all plus metronidazole or ampicillin/sulbactam alone can be used.

How is diverticulitis treated at the Mayo Clinic?

Treatment 1 Uncomplicated diverticulitis. If your symptoms are mild, you may be treated at home. 2 Complicated diverticulitis. If you have a severe attack or have other health problems, you’ll likely need to be hospitalized. 3 Surgery. Primary bowel resection. 4 Follow-up care.

Are there any home remedies for diverticulitis that work?

While there’s no evidence to support online claims that essential oils have any effect on diverticulitis, they can promote relaxation, relieve stress, and improve pain. A 2015 study found that diluted lavender oil applied topically provides pain relief similar to that of tramadol, a prescription pain medication.

Is there any benefit to taking antibiotics for diverticulitis?

“While antibiotics have long been first-line therapy for acute uncomplicated diverticulitis, recent evidence suggests there is no benefit in immunocompetent patients with mild acute uncomplicated diverticulitis,” the report states. “We always thought acute cases involved an immediate infection,” Dr. Teetor says.

When to have surgery for diverticulitis at NYU Langone?

Surgery for Diverticular Disease. Your NYU Langone gastroenterologist may recommend surgery if symptoms of diverticulitis haven’t improved after nonsurgical treatment; if a perforation or fistula, a connection that forms between the intestines and another organ, develops in the colon wall; or if a diverticular pouch ruptures.