Last Modified on Sep 27, 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.
Natural 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.
[YEA] Just had a cat scan and was told it was mesenteric adenitis from a virus. I told them I had nearly the exact symptoms 35 years before - intense pain at the navel, nausea, diarrhea, etc, but they didn't know what it was back then. The first time I had this, I ate a low residue diet and became a vegetarian for at least a year. I didn't eat French fries or pizza for two years. It was a good decision and I healed well. This time, it's back to low residue diet, but since I have a chronic yeast problem and am older (! ), the healing has been slower.
A week after I recovered, I had a terrible relapse of 10 hours of pain and intermittent vomiting. Almost back at the hospital, but did a glutamine/electrolyte mix and recovered. I have lost a least 5 pounds. If you have this recurring, then you have a gut issue, either latent virus, leaky gut, fungus, etc. I assumed it had to be the chronic fungus issue, since I have been struggling with it for years, so I started treated it as such and have shown improvement.
Here is what I took:
- Super important for immediate relief: Hot (as you can stand it), Epsom salt baths (2 cups) with baking soda (1/2 cup). Lymphatic exercises while in tub (see post in this section about that). An amazing detox and pain reliever. Have water ready to drink. Soak for 20 minutes. Take a bath once a day, if possible.
- Hydrogen peroxide inhalation (see EC site for directions), 6 inhalations, 3 x a day. (in case of virus and fungus)
- MSM - high quality crystals - follow directions. This was one of the best treatments. Every time I did this, I felt better.
- Glutamine/aloe/deglycirrhized licorice - you can buy this as a complete powdered product or buy each one separate. Promotes gut healing, fast!
- Zinc-Carnosine - helps stomach/gut healing
- Probiotics Others: - High quality, chelated vitamins/minerals
- Iodine - Lugol's or other for virus, or in my case, leaky gut issue
- DMSO and coconut oil - rubbed on abdominal area of pain
Thanks to everyone who posts on EC. I have been helped so much. I pray for this site and those who manage it and are working toward fair health practices for all.
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