How is mesenteric lymphadenitis treated?
Most people with mesenteric lymphadenitis get better without treatment in 1-4 weeks. The condition doesn’t cause any lasting effects after recovery.
The doctor may prescribe medications to manage symptoms, including antibiotics to treat an infection, and over-the-counter pain medication.
Other steps to manage the symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis include:
- Drinking water to stay hydrated after vomiting and diarrhea
- Applying heat to the abdomen
What complications are associated with mesenteric lymphadenitis?
Upper respiratory infections sometimes develop in people with mesenteric lymphadenitis. Doctors typically treat these infections with antibiotics.