How do I take care of my appendix?

How do I take care of my appendix?

Appendicitis and home remedies

  1. get lots of rest.
  2. drink plenty of fluids.
  3. go for a gentle walk each day.
  4. avoid strenuous activity and lifting heavy objects until your doctor says it’s safe to do so.
  5. keep your surgical incision sites clean and dry.

Can my appendix heal on its own?

Since the late 1800s, doctors have turned to surgery to treat appendicitis, even though an inflamed appendix sometimes gets better on its own. A new report suggests that trying intravenous antibiotics first works as well as surgery for some people.

What causes your appendix to burst?

A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed, swollen and filled with pus. If not treated promptly, the appendix can rupture.

What should you do if you have appendicitis?

The treatment for appendicitis is the surgical removal of the appendix. You will probably also be given antibiotics to prevent infection, and you may need to spend a few days in the hospital after your surgery. After your appendix is removed, you should restrict your activities for the time that it takes you to heal.

What kind of surgery do I need to remove my appendix?

However, most appendicitis cases require surgery (an appendectomy) to remove the appendix. If your appendix hasn’t burst, your doctor may remove it through a small cut in the belly button, a laparoscopy. This procedure works well for people of all ages. Recovery typically takes between two and four weeks.

What should I take for pain after appendix surgery?

Tylenol, paracetamol) or Ibruprofen (eg. Advil, Motrin). Follow the directions on the package or ask your doctor or pharmacist. If your appendix was taken out by Larascopy, you may feel pain or stiffness in your shoulders and neck. You may also get a headache. This is caused by the gas put in the abdomen during surgery.

When do you start eating again after appendix surgery?

After a couple of days following appendix surgery you can start solid foods. The abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting generally gets better by this time and solid food is easily tolerated. You can gradually resume your normal daily diet but it is necessary to eat a nutrient rich diet after appendix surgery.