Pancreatitis, chronic

  • Long term inflammation of pancreas
  • Symptoms may include pain in the upper left region of the abdomen which can be pain worsened with eating and/or relieved by pressure
  • Caused as a result of various conditions such as blockage in pancreatic duct, alcoholism and autoimmune disorders
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe

General therapy

Warm soaks with 50% water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap, 3 to 4 times a day for 15 minutes

Precautions and Avoidances

Avoid biting nails or picking at cuticles

Avoid sucking fingers

Never pull off hangnails

Wear gloves if frequent exposure to water, dirt, or jobs that have a potential for cuts and scrapes.

Apply moisturizer frequently and after removing nail polish

Regularly trim nails and clean under them

Avoid letting manicurist remove cuticles

Avoid using nail polish remover more than 2 times a month

Avoid polish remover with acetone

Seek medical ATTENTION if

An abscess starts to form

Redness extends beyond the skin around nail

You are unable to move the joints of the affected finger

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