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How To Treat Pancreatitis Quickly
Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more
Many causes: In a child, the most likely cause would be post-infectious pancreatitis. Several viral infections can lead to pancreatitis. Other causes include meds, gallstones, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary or autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, but the principles of management include aggressive IV fluid, bowel rest, pain control, and often hospitalization. ...Read more
Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more
GI or gen. surgeon: A chronically inflamed pancreas is a difficult problem. A gastroenterologist can help manage the problem , but eventually a general surgeon may be needed, for pancreatic drainage or even partial resection. Avoid alcohol and fatty foods to help try to minimize flare ups. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet/pain meds/no al: For chronic pancreatitis, yhe first thing is to treat the cause like gall sones, alcohol abuse, hyperparathyroidism..And following can be done 1diet low fat high cals diet 2no alcohol consumption 3 pain meds like tramadol or opoid narcotics all treatments are under strict physician supervision. ...Read more
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