Last Modified on Jan 18, 2014
Some cases of mesenteric adenitis benefit from natural treatment options that support immune health and fight infection. Infection fighting vitamins and minerals support the body’s defenses and aid in fighting mesenteric adenitis. Fortunately, most cases of mesenteric adenitis require limited treatment and naturally get better with time.
What is Mesenteric Adenitis?
Also known as lymphadenitis, mesenteric adenitis is a condition that involves the inflammation of the lymph nodes. Responsible for fighting infection and warding off illness, the lymph nodes play a key role in general health. More specifically, mesenteric lymphadenitis is the swelling of the lymph nodes in the membrane that connects the intestine to the abdominal wall and typically occurs as the result of an intestinal infection.
Common symptoms of lymphadenitis include abdominal pain, tenderness in the abdomen and fever. Additional symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and a general ill feeling.
Holistic Treatment of Lymphadenitis
Many cases of adenitis go away without treatment; however, some general procedures may aid healing and prevent further onset of the disorder. Rest, fluids and applying moist heat to the site of pain typically relieve the symptoms of lymphadenitis. Additionally, immune-supporting supplements including Echinacea, wild indigo and licorice may supplement healing.
An herb derived from the Echinacea plant, Echinacea is used in fighting many infections. For treating lymphadenitis, the herb boosts the immune system and eradicates infection causing bacteria or other toxins. This process speeds healing and supports general health.
Another supplement known for its infection-fighting properties, wild indigo is considered toxic unless used in conjunction with Echinacea. When used in this manner, it cleanses the immune system and fights disease effectively.
A potent anti-viral agent, licorice is used to treat a variety of infections. Additionally, licorice is anti-inflammatory and enhances mucosal protection. These qualities combined with the herb’s ability to repopulate the intestinal tract with healthy bacteria make it an effective supplement for treating lymphadenitis.
Mesenteric adenitis involves the inflammation of the mesenteric lymph nodes in the abdomen. If the condition is left untreated and progresses, the condition can become dangerous and even fatal. Nonetheless, natural supplements paired with rest and liquid flushing are enough to correct the inflammation and prevent progression.
07/03/2010: Belinda from Ocean Reef, Australia: "Wondering if anyone can help my 8year old son diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis. Been in pain now for one month. I give him intestamine, probiotics, and other naturopathic treatments by medi-herb..Have him on gluten and dairy free diet. Doctors say it is viral and will go away by itself. It's been one month and we are still waiting. Would anybody please have any suggestions. Read this site all the time.. Thank you"Replies
07/07/2010: Labes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "To Belinda from Australia,
Hi, I wish your son will be OK soon.
The mesenteric adenitis is an inflamation of the lymph nodes in the digestive system. They seem to go away when the infection causing the inflamation is gone. Usually they are caused by mycobacteria and viruses and even fungus. The key to heal this disease is to heal the infection. You can take L-lysine 1000 mg twice a day and some borax ( 1/4 tsp diluted in 1 litre of water), Zinc carnosine will help greatly, 1000 mg Vit C, 500UI Vit D3, some magnesium chloride, Selenium.
I don't recommand to him aspirin because it can cause him gastric bleeding. You can use Meloxicam, it seems to work better for digestive problems.
Potassium Iodide will enhance incredibly his immune system by stimulating the macrophages.
He can also take some camomille tea to sooth his digestie system.
I hope this helps."
07/07/2010: Isabelle from Garden Grove, Ca Usa replies: "Hello! I am sorry for your kid's problem. I don't know if you read Ted's remedy for long term virus. Here is the link. I hope that will help you. Good luck! http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/virus.html#TEDS"
10/17/2011: Carrie from Dandridge, Tn replies: "My son is 8 as well and he has had this problem since Dec and it's now Oct. He lives in pain. I wish someone could help us."
12/20/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "Mastic Gum works great for intestinal issues. It is believed it clears the H-Pylori bacteria. Could work on this also, possibly. Read about health benefits of mastic gum. Take in the a.m. and wait 1 hour to eat. I have also taken wormwood and it eases of pressure in the lower right quadrant. Digestive enzymes on an empty stomach (before bed) are also helpful."
02/02/2013: Johnna from Mustang, Ok replies: "I'm so sorry to hear about anyone else having to deal with adenitis, especially a child. I am 46 and celiac and was just diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis after living with the pain for over a year.
Finally having a name for it from the ER I went to my chiropractor. After just one visit I have tremendous relief. He did some manipulations but also gave me this exercise to help clear the enflamed lymph node. Lay flat on your back. Hold on to something sturdy with your hands and bring your knees up to your forehead. (Yeah I know, just do your best) Hold it for 5 seconds. Do three reps at a time. You cannot overdo this excercise. He called it the lymphatic pump. All exercise will help somewhat to circulate the lymphatic system but this one in particular helps to "squeeze" the infection out. Avoid medicines but not vitamins and probiotics. It is important to boost the immune system.
In addition, I just happened to have bought an electrical nerve stimulator. They sell them at a kiosque at the mall but I got mine at the chiropractor's. I now use it on both my belly and on the center of my back where the corresponding nerves are located. This also helps a lot.
There are medical issues that require regular doctors but there are plenty of medical issues which can be resolved with chiropractic care, even colds! If you've never been to a chiropractor before I highly recommend it. They solve medical problems that medical doctors only mask with medicines. My relief was immediate and I am sleeping much better. And after 3 days I am still feeling much better. My Chiropractor thinks I should be healed within 2 to 3 weeks but I think the healing is actually going faster because I am pushing the exercises.
Good luck and feel better!"