Treatment of Pancreatitis
Analgesics, Intravenous fluids, antibiotics form the mainstay of treatment of acute pancreatitis. If there is any organ failure, appropriate supportive measures have to be instituted.
Pain relievers, medicines to stop vomiting and supportive treatment to all organs forms the mainstay of treatment for acute pancreatitis. An antibiotic is often prescribed to tide over the infection. If vomiting is severe, the patient may require hospitalization and intravenous fluids for a period of six-seven days.
Surgery may be required if severe infection of the abdomen ensues and the dead pancreatic tissue needs to be removed. If pseudo-cysts form, they may need drainage by surgery.
Renal failure may require dialysis.
Severe lung problem may necessitate ventilator therapy.
If gallstones are the reason for the attack of pancreatitis, surgery will have to be done to remove the gallstones once the pancreatitis subsides.