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How do medications treat peritoneal diseases?

Medications can be used to treat some peritoneal diseases. Ascites, a build up of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, is typically treated with diuretic medications. These drugs help the kidneys drain excess water into a person's urine to flush out the fluid. Peritonitis, a peritoneal infection, is generally treated with antibiotics. These drugs should help kill the infection and keep it from affecting any more tissue.

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