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What should I eat during a Crohn's flare?

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Eat soft, bland foods. Don’t eat anything spicy or high in fiber.

Eat smaller meals, and eat more often. Eat five small meals instead of three large ones.

Drink plenty of fluids. Chronic diarrhea can dehydrate you, which can make you feel weak and tired. It can also cause kidney stones. You'll definitely need to avoid sodas and caffeinated drinks. They can bother your stomach. If you need other options besides water, talk to your doctor.

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 2010.

Feller, M. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Feb. 15, 2010.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 31, 2010.

Morris, J. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May-June 2009.

Chiba, M. World Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2010.

Rajendran, N. World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 28, 2010.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 2010.

Feller, M. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Feb. 15, 2010.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 31, 2010.

Morris, J. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May-June 2009.

Chiba, M. World Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2010.

Rajendran, N. World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 28, 2010.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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