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How do you treat Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s Disease can be treated by various over-the-counter medications and home remedies, including probiotics, turmeric, curcumin, and omega-3 fatty acids. Prescription medications can also be used to treat Crohn’s Disease. The starting treatments include five ASAs, or aminosalicylates. These are mild forms of immunosuppressants that target the digestive tract directly. The next set of medications that are often used are antibiotics. With certain types of Crohn’s Disease, antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl have been shown to be very effective. Steroids, whether they be systemic conventional corticosteroids such as prednisone or non-systemic steroids such as budesonide, are also very helpful, especially in the acute phase where patients are extremely sick. Steroids have a lot of potential side effects, so their long-term use should be avoided. However, in the short term, they’re very effective at getting control over a patient’s disease.

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