Treatment In Patients With Intestinal Inflammation?

Hello, my father has been suffering from intestinal inflammation for 5 days and was hospitalized, my father was forbidden to eat and drink even a little alias full fasting for 5 days, and complained of stomach pain plus frequent bowel movements, intake only from intravenous fluids alone My father also put a hose from the nose into the stomach, he said to remove the dirt that is in the stomach, the first substance that comes out is black, after that it turns fresh. There is a drug that is taken by mouth, which I know is infusion, pain reliever , liquid paracetamol and some injected through an IV tube. What is a good solution for my father?

1 Answer:

Hello Andhika, thank you for asking.


It is difficult for us to know exactly what is meant by inflammation of the intestine. Basically inflammation of the intestine may be in the form of enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine) or colitis (inflammation of the large intestine). Generally inflammation of the intestine gives symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea is sometimes accompanied by blood mucus, abdominal pain, fever, and bloating. The cause can be an infection of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites, can also be caused by autoimmune diseases, intestinal tumors, or allergic to certain foods or drugs.


Generally people with intestinal inflammation are still permitted to eat orally, although the type of food and drink must be monitored. However, we do not know how your father's condition and the history of his illness. It may be due to severe intestinal inflammation, which causes some intestine damage or tissue death, resulting in conditions of paralytic ileus or peritonitis. Paralytic ileus means loss of normal bowel movements due to intestinal damage, so that food scraps, liquids, and gases all collect in the intestine. Peritonitis is inflammation of the walls of the abdominal cavity, which causes widespread inflammation in the internal organs of the stomach.


In such advanced conditions, the patient must indeed be fasted, then placed a tube from the nose to the stomach, and all food and drugs enter through the parenteral pathway (a path other than oral). Patients are fasted so that the intestine can be repaired first, before it can start its function digesting food. The hose is intended to remove the accumulated fluids and gases so as not to cause more intestinal damage, and to provide liquid food intake.


Please consult with your doctor who treats your father. Doctors of course provide measures and therapies based on indications and according to procedures. Ask your doctor how your father's condition is progressing, and how long your father will undergo the procedure. The doctor will explain the function of the action and what further action will be given.


Thus a brief explanation from me. May be useful. Regards.

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