The cause must be identified and treated promptly. Treatment typically involves surgery and antibiotics.
- Peritonitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.
- Antibiotics are prescribed to control infection and intravenous therapy is used to restore hydration. Once these steps have been taken, some dietary supplements, including glutamine and arginine, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, E, and C, zinc, and various Chinese herbs may be used in addition to antibiotics to aid in the healing process, particularly during recovery.