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Appendicitis can not be treated at home. If you suspect you have appendicitis, see your doctor or go to an emergency department.
Appendicitis Self-Care at Home
There is no home care for appendicitis. If appendicitis is suspected, contact a doctor or go to an emergency department. Avoid eating or drinking as this may complicate or delay surgery. If you are thirsty, you may rinse your mouth with water. Do not use laxatives, antibiotics, or pain medications because these may cause delay in diagnosis that increases the risk of rupture of the appendix or masks the symptoms, making diagnosis more difficult.
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
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