Treatment & Care
With prompt medical treatment, pancreatitis will have no lasting consequences.
- Your child will probably be admitted to the hospital doctors will most likely give her fluids through her vein.
- Her kidneys and lungs may be treated.
- Your child may have to have surgery if there are complications, such as the formation of cysts, bleeding, infection or intractable pain. Surgery is sometimes needed to rule out other abdominal problems that can resemble pancreatitis.
- In some cases, a child cannot control vomiting and needs to have a tube through her nose to her stomach to remove fluid and air.
- In your child has a mild case, she may not have food for 3 or 4 days but is given fluids and pain relievers by vein. In severe cases, your child may be fed through the veins for 3 to 6 weeks while the pancreas slowly heals.
- Antibiotics may be given if signs of infection arise.