Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of lymph nodes. The lymph nodes that become inflamed are in a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall.
These lymph nodes are among the hundreds that help your body fight disease. They trap and destroy microscopic "invaders" like viruses or bacteria.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis often causes abdominal pain. It is most common in children and teens.
Home treatment for diarrhea or bloody diarrhea caused by
E. coli infection
Do not use nonprescription antidiarrheal
products if you have bloody or non-bloody diarrhea that you suspect may be
caused by E. coli infection. These products include
Imodium and Maalox Anti-Diarrheal. Do not take other medicines that you have
left over from a previous illness.
Take frequent, small sips of
water or a
rehydration drink to replace lost fluids and help
dehydration. Because dehydration can be more dangerous
in babies, call your doctor if you think your baby may be dehydrated. Your
stomach cannot handle too much fluid at one time. Seek medical care if you
develop signs of
moderate dehydration, which include:
Especially in children and adults age 65 and older, watch
for symptoms of
severe blood and kidney problems, such as fever,
weakness, pale skin, or passing small amounts of urine. If any of these
symptoms develop, see a doctor immediately.