Flares can go away on their own, but often that's after weeks, months or years of pain and bleeding. Not so good for a little guy.
Since children are on and off antibiotics a lot, probiotics may be your and Chris' best friends. They can re-populate the colon with good bacteria killed by the antibiotics and help prevent diarrhea and flaring. You can give them routinely and then increase the dosage when he's on antibiotics. I think most of the parents of young children here use Culturelle, which should be available at your pharmacy.
I'm sorry to hear he's sick and hope he gets through this quickly so he can go tend to his important business of play!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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