My daughter used Entocort EC to calm down the inflammation in the terminal ileum. She, too, had a stricture right were yours is located, but the good news is that Entocort is designed to work specifically in that area and the rest of the terminal ileum.
Because Entocort is targeted at that area, there are fewer serious side effects from this medicine than from prednisone. Both prednisone and Entocort are corticosteroids that can work very quickly on inflammation. Hopefully, once the inflammation calms down, there won't be scar tissue left, continuing to cause problems.
In fact, my daughter's stricture eventually disappeared after she was Entocort combined with diet restrictions - she stayed on one pill of Entocort for years, along with a modified version of the SCD diet, so we don't know when the stricture went away...probably took about nine months (that's when we stopped hearing the weird gurgling sounds due to the stricture). Both a colonoscopy and SBFT confirmed the stricture was gone.
Daughter (22) Dx'd Crohn's 3/06. Misdiagnosed for two years, including by top pediatric Crohn's specialist as stress. No symptoms for past three years: Mar. '09 colonoscopy showed stricture gone but still some inflammation in TI. Used LDN to taper off Entocort last fall. (Was on Entocort since April 06.) Never had D. Is now off meds and supplements for a month. Using only the SCD diet.