Welcome to HealingWell, Tinks Dad. I'm so sorry your daughter is having to go through this. I'm sure some of our parents will come along to offer you the benefit of their experience. There's also a support group just for parents of children with IBD that you may want to check out:
Children typically have the same medication options as adults. Do you know what part of your daughter's colon is involved (proctitis, procto-sigmoid or throughout)? Often rectal mesalamine can help with rectal and sigmoid flaring. Some of us do better on Colazal than Asacol. Some children take Imuran or Remicade.
One thing you can do right now is to get her started on a good probiotic to replace the good bacteria in her colon. One of the ones I know people give children is Culturelle, and I believe you can get it at any pharmacy. Probiotics can help restore our colon health while our medications reduce inflammation.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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