Colitis is defined as inflammation of the colon. The mucosal layer of the colon is inflamed and is responsible for symptoms of colitis. It can be broadly classified in acute colitis that is usually self limiting and chronic which is continuous or recurrent.
Treatment of Colitis — depends upon the cause, and often is focused on symptom relief, supportive care, and maintaining adequate hydration and pain control. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat infectious causes of colitis. Some bacterial infections that cause colitis resolve without any antibiotic treatment.