A sudden Crohn's flare can be devastating and often appear when you least need it. However, there are ways that you can manage flare-ups to reduce the severity and length of the flare and get you back to normal as soon as possible. We've put together a list of tips for managing Crohn's flares using data from healthgrades.com. See Your Doctor As soon as you feel a flare coming on, make an appointment to see your doctor to ensure you have the right medications to deal with it. If you're suffering from recurring flares you may need to adjust the medications you're taking, so have an honest discussion with your doctor. Find out about possible side effects of Crohn's disease medications.