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Crohn's Disease Abdominal Pain Children
- Avoid aspirin, spicy foods and caffeine.
- Avoid exposing the child to cigarette smoke.
- Avoid enemas and laxatives.
- Try a heating pad or hot water bottle on the abdomen, or a warm bath.
- Drink clear liquids only and avoid dairy products for 24 hours. Then slowly advance to a soft diet before returning to solid foods.
- For vomiting, take small but constant sips of water until vomiting stops.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Children over the age of 12 can try an acid-blocker medicine like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tagamet.
- Try an antacid medication such as Maalox or Mylanta.
- Take any prescription medications as directed.
- Use acetaminophen for pain control. Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.
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