Be sure that your child takes the antibiotics for as long as prescribed, even if they tell you that they feel better.
At home, they may advise your child to refrain from eating and drinking foods that increase acid production, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and caffeine. If your child tells you that a particular food seems to make their symptoms worse, it’s best to avoid those, too.
Peptic ulcers occur when acid erodes the lining in the stomach or duodenum, causing open wounds or lesions. Its hallmark sign is epigastric pain, but other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and appetite loss, can also occur.
Since ulcers can lead to serious complications, bringing the child to the doctor immediately after you notice the symptoms is crucial.
Learn more about digestive issues in children, here.