Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Regional Enteritis Abdominal Pain Adults

Home care for abdominal pain in adults with Crohn's disease includes:

  • Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid exposure to secondary 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.
  • Lie down and rest.
  • 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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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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