If symptoms of Abdominal
pain continue for more than four hours, then an urgent medical
evaluation should be done at the doctor's office or the hospital's emergency
There is no home care for appendicitis. If the
condition is suspected, contact your 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 take (or give your child)
laxatives, antibiotics, or pain
medications because they may cause delay in diagnosis and risk rupture of
the appendix or mask the symptoms, which would make diagnosis more difficult.
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