Crohn's disease treatments include medication and, in some cases, surgery. Your doctor will talk with you about the most appropriate treatment for you.
Medications may include anti-inflammatory drugs; immune-system-suppressor drugs; antibiotics; anti-diarrheal drugs; pain-relieving drugs; iron, calcium and vitamin supplements; laxatives; and nutritional treatments, either by injection or feeding tube, to treat malnutrition and let the bowels rest.
Depending on how severe your symptoms are and your response to treatment, your doctor may advise surgery to help manage the Crohn’s disease. Surgery may include removing part of the digestive tract and reconnecting the remaining portions, widening portions of the intestine that have become narrowed, and/or fixing fistulas and abscesses.