Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Mild, uncomplicated cases of mesenteric lymphadenitis and those caused by a virus usually go away on their own.

Medications used to treat mesenteric lymphadenitis may include:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and fever reducers may help relieve discomfort. However, avoid giving aspirin as this increases the risk of Reye's syndrome in children.
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed for a moderate to severe bacterial infection.
July 30, 2013