Really sorry to hear that your son got this terrible disease at sucha young age. Im 35 years old and was just diagnosed this year, couldnt imagine being 20 and getting this. I have had 2 flare up since being diagnosed and both lasted 1 month. Doctor put me on Predisone which seem to help but has many side effects. Not sure what your sons diet is but make sure he is eating no Dairy, Processed Foods/Drinks, and no Fried Foods during flare up. I ate apples, plums, broth/soup, soy yogurt, and drank LOTS of water. This may not work for everyone, especially since most of time during flare up loss of appetite and worring about
that next BM makes it difficult to eat anything. Im not a doctor so cant give you a professional opinion but can tell ya that support from a loved one really helps. Best of Luck to ya.
Predisone 20MG Daily
Imuran x2 Daily
Probiotic x2 Daily
Multivitamin x1 Daily
Oscal Calcuim Tabs X2 Daily
Diagnosed with UC in May of 2007