Diverticular Disease

  1. I have been teaching on the lower GI system and a student stated that they have heard of physicians recommending applesauce and vaseline as a treatment for diverticulitis. I've not heard that this is a common practice, and would be fearful of the dangers of ingesting vaseline. But I must admit that GI is not an area that I have specialized in. Is this an old practice remedy, old home remedy, or a student stunt? Any input from you GI specialist on this would be appreciated. I complete the lecture tomorrow.

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