Physicians discuss about "supportive care" as a treatment option for acute pancreatitis in children. As there is no cure for acute pancreatitis, they describe supportive care as providing children with therapies to aid them with getting through their illness. Methods for managing pancreatitis in children (such as IV therapy, pain medication, and fasting for blood work) have changed over time, with families being able to treat mild episodes of acute pancreatitis at home while remaining in close communication with their physicians.
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