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How can you plan ahead for Crohn's disease?

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Find the restrooms in public places like restaurants and shopping malls, at highway rest areas, and anywhere you tend to go every day. This can help you keep a mental map of bathroom stops when you're out and about. Pack a travel kit that includes a spare set of underwear, toilet tissue, wet wipes, a couple of zip-top plastic bags, and deodorizer. You may never need it, but knowing it’s there can give you peace of mind. Ask a trusted friend to be on-call to come get you should you find yourself in a tough situation with your Crohn’s. Knowing that they’re there for you can help you be ready for anything.

From: When You're New to Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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