fever and crohns

by Evan

i was wondering if any of you guys have a fever after you eat, during your flareups.

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by: Annette

Hi there,

Thanks for your question. If you have been experiencing a fever during a bout of Crohn's, you will hopefully be reassured to know that you are not alone in this. Fever in fact is a common occurrence for many with this disease and the fever can occur several times a day and last for a few days. If it continues of course or becomes dangerously high, seek medical advice.

Crohn's affects people differently of course. Your exact symptoms may not mirror those of another but it's worth ensuring you make note of the following steps:

Eat blander food - make it easier for your food to digest. Reduce dairy as Crones disease can make you lactose intolerant
Do not smoke
Reduce alcohol intake - alcohol can impair any medication that you are on.
Rest when necessary
Reduce stress
Eat smaller meals as this can help to avoid bloating.

Sometimes medication can make you feel feverish too so always check with your doctor to ensure that it is not your meds that is doing it. You may have a bug/bacterial infection that is making you feverish as well. Fevers can be caused through inflammation and dehydration but do make sure that you drink plenty of water.

Keep a note of any symptoms and always, go back to your doctor and seek out advice. There are often alternative treatments available.

You can take a look at this page which provides more information on fevers and other aspects of Crohn's.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001295/


Has anyone else suffered with fevers and did anything help to alleviate it? I would be interested to hear any additional information.

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