The cause must be identified and treated promptly. Treatment typically involves surgery and antibiotics.

  1. Peritonitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.
  2. 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.
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