Crohn's Disease -- Acute - Hi! my son is 10 years old & got diagnosed 2 years ago. He is having his second flare, is it normal to flare every year? I can't stand to watch him have bloddy diarah & horibble pains. What more can I do? He is on asacol 1600/day & 6mp 25/day & prednisone 40/day
11 Sep 2010
I know it's hard to see you child in so much pain ... but unfortunately flare-ups with Crohn's disease are not predictable. It also depends on what sort of medications he responds to... once doctors find a suitable maintenance medicine, that will keep in remission, it'll perhaps become a bit easier.
28 Oct 2012
Flare-ups don't have a schedule, they show up when ever the right circumstances are there. The meds he is on might need tweeked I would keep track of what happens when he has a flare-up and let his Gastro doc know what happens. The best thing I can tell you to do for your son is to always be open with him and let him know you are there and to also stress the fact that he can be a normal kid just like any other kid just some days are gonna suck more than others.
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