Treatment depends on how severe Crohn's disease is in your child. Treatment results are not always visible as the disease might go into remission after showing itself for some time. When Crohn's disease is active, treatment is aimed at controlling inflammation, correcting nutritional deficiencies, and relieving symptoms such as pain, diarrhoea, and fever.
In children, medications are always prescribed as the first step towards curing it. Some of these drugs include anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, anti-diarrhoeal, and immune-suppressing drugs. At some instances an all-liquids diet is also suggested. Your child may also be prescribed supplements to restore the lost nutrients of the body.
Diet and stress do not cause Crohn's disease. However, they can worsen the symptoms and hence they need to be managed.
At times, when drugs do not help, surgery is needed to remove the affected area. However, the scar usually returns and the child is recoiled back into the disease. A healthy lifestyle is the most important part of managing this disease. Eating correctly, an active lifestyle, and drinking lots of water and avoid stress are important in managing this disease.